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Associate of Arts - STEM Electives

 

BIO 101 Biology 4-2-5
This course is designed to provide each student with an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of living things and their cell structure, chemistry, genetics, evolution, and ecological relationships.

BIO 105 Introductory Conservation Biology 3-0-3
This course involves a study of the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity as well as historical and current human impacts on these systems. The importance of conserving the earth’s biodiversity is also discussed.

BIO 105H Introductory Conservation Biology Honors 3-0-3
This course involves a study of the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity as well as historical and current human impacts on these systems. The importance of conserving the earth’s biodiversity is also discussed. Honors sections of Conservation Biology stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Prerequisite: Student must meet criteria for admission to Honors program. (IN)

BIO 150 General Zoology 4-2-5
This course involves a comparative study of animal life and the anatomical adaptations that enable animals to inhabit nearly all ecological niches. Extensive lab work and some field trips are required.

BIO 151 Introductory Plant Biology 4-2-5
This course examines general biological principles with emphasis on the structures, reproduction, and ecology of seed plants. Course includes lab work and field trips.

BIO 205 Human Anatomy 3-2-4
Human Anatomy is a general study of the structure and function of the human body and considers all major organ systems. Significant laboratory work is required to identify various systems of the human body by flag-spotting. Dissection is included in this course.

BIO 206 Microbiology 3-2-4
This course studies the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in nature. The principles of the subject can be related to agriculture, domestic science, and nursing. Extensive lab work is required. Students perform simple, Gram, and special stain procedures on bacteria. Prerequisite: BIO 205 or instructor approval.

BIO 209 Physiology 3-2-4
This course studies metabolic functions of the cell; diffusion physiology; and the nervous, muscular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Physiology lab is a very important part of this course. Prerequisite: BIO 205 or instructor approval.

CIT 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3-0-3
This course covers the fundamental computing concepts that are part of the digital age, including software, hardware, data, people, and procedures. The course centers on educating today’s technology consumer, using themes of ethics, the internet, and communications to demonstrate how the changing world of technology influences lives and decisions.

CIT 105 Programming I 3-0-3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level. Structured and object oriented programming methodologies are introduced. The student is exposed to sequence, selection, repetition and subprograms forming a strong foundation for later course work. A modern high-level language is used as a vehicle for mastering these concepts. Pre- or corequisite: MTH 100 or eligible placement score.

CIT 106 IT Essentials  3-0-3
Students learn the functionality of hardware and operating systems components. Through hands on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer; install operating systems, software, and printers; and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Advanced troubleshooting and networking configuration are covered in the latter part of the course. After completion, students will develop the necessary skills to build a computer and troubleshoot networking problems. Successful completion of CIT 106 prepares students to take the A + industry certification exam.

CIT 135 Object Oriented Programming I 3-0-3
This course introduces students to objectoriented programming. Students will use an object-oriented development environment such as: Microsoft Visual Basic or C#. Development of graphic user interfaces, object-oriented programming and object-oriented design concepts are introduced and applied throughout the course. Prerequisite: MTH 100 or eligible placement score. (FA)

CIT 140 Introduction to HTML/Web Page Design 1-0-1
This course introduces the basics of HTML, the language for creating World Wide Web pages. Students learn the basic HTML document elements, tags, and structures. Topics include titles, headings, paragraphs, list tags, ordered lists, unordered lists, definition lists, horizontal rules, line breaks, physical formatting, style formatting, changing text appearance, and special character encoding. Other topics include copyright issues, file structures, simple graphics, hypertext links, and anchors. Students will also explore options for publishing HTML documents. Prerequisite: Computer and internet knowledge. (SP)

CIT 145 Web Design I 3-0-3
This course involves development and maintenance of an interactive website. Students will learn the essential concepts of HTML, XHTML, and DHTML. They will begin by developing a basic Web page and move on to developing a dynamic website. Students will also work with page design, tables, and frames. Students will create Web page forms, work with cascading style sheets and use multimedia on the Web. Students will learn about XHTML and the use of Java Script. Topics such as working with objects, special effects, windows, and frames will also be covered. Students will also explore working with forms, regular expressions and event models. The last section will explore working with dynamic content and styles.

CIT 150 Linux Admin I 3-0-3
This course is designed to introduce students to the Linux operating system. Basic commands and procedures for entrylevel management and administration are covered. Students will use commandline included in the Linux operating system. File system management, printer management, user management, and package installation will be the primary focus of the course. Concepts presented are preparation for the second course, Linux Admin II. Successful completion of CIT 150 prepares students to take the Linux+ industry certification exam.

CIT 201: Relational Database Systems 3-0-3
This course introduces relational database design and SQL programming. The relational database model will be compared with other database models. Query designs, normalization of data, use of Entity Relationship Diagrams, creation of databases and application of SQL will be stressed. Prerequisite: CIT 105 or CIT 135. (SP)

CIT 205 Programming II 3-0-3
This course is a higher level of programming with advanced problem solving. The following concepts are covered: user defined types and data abstraction, dynamic memory allocation, inheritance, polymorphism, composite data types, enumerated data types, logical array implementations, stacks, queues, and trees. Efficient use of data is stressed. Pre-requisite CIT105 Pre- or corequisite: MTH140 or eligible placement score. (SP)

CIT 245 Web Design II 3-0-3
This course is a continued look at advanced web technologies using rapid application development tools. Students will learn duties required to maintain a multi-tiered website using content management systems and dynamic content designs. (FA)

CIT 243 Object Oriented Programming II: Java 3-0-3
This course introduces students to advanced features in the Java object oriented programming language. After a quick review, students are introduced to graphical user interfaces, web applications, and database connectivity. Concepts are designed to provide maximum transfer. Prerequisites: CIT105 or CIT135 and CIT 145.

CIT 244 Object Oriented Programming II: C# 3-0-3
This course introduces students to advanced features in the C# objectoriented programming language. After a quick review, students are introduced to graphical user interfaces, web applications, and database connectivity. Concepts are designed to provide maximum transfer of knowledge to any web-oriented development platform. Prerequisites: CIT 105 or CIT 135 and CIT 145. (SP)

CIT 250 Linux Admin II 3-0-3
This course is designed to take an in-depth look at Linux server management. The course adopts a practical hands-on approach to system administration using Linux. Students will use advanced features of the Linux operating system including management shell scripts, configuring services, managing system security, managing users and building common servers needed in modern networks. Prerequisite: CIT150. Pre- or corequisites: CIT106 or CIT152. (SP)

CIT 255 Cyber Security 3-0-3
This course covers tools and techniques network security professionals use to protect computer networks. The course provides a structured knowledge base for preparing security professionals to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security, protecting data from potential attackers and creating policies and practices within organizations to promote a secure environment. Prerequisites: CIT 152 or Instructor Approval. (SP)

MTH 138: Finite Mathematics 3-0-3
Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. (IN)

MTH140: Precalculus Algebra 3-0-3
Precalculus Algebra course material includes linear functions and equations; analysis of graphs and functions, including piecewise; absolute value equations and inequalities; quadratic and polynomial functions; rational, power and root functions; inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and matrices. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or grade of “C” or higher in MTH100. (FA, SP, SU)

MTH 141: Contemporary College Mathematics 3-0-3
This course contains selected topics from number theories, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics with emphasis on applications of mathematics. (IN)

MTH145: Precalculus Trigonometry 3-0-3
Precalculus Trigonometry includes angle-based trigonometric functions and their inverses, multiple angle formulas, identities, trigonometric equations, radian measure, arc length, angular velocity, graphs of trigonometric functions, solutions of both right and oblique triangles, vectors and polar coordinates. This course does not meet the math requirement for the AA degree. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or a grade of “C” or higher in MTH140.

MTH150: Precalculus 5-0-5
This course is a unified study of College Algebra and Trigonometry designed to prepare students for Calculus. The course will focus on algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH020 or MTH100. (FA, SP, SU)

*MTH160: Elementary Statistics 3-0-3
Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, statistical design, correlation and regression, and elementary probability. Statistical inferences will include one- and two-sample confidence intervals and hypotheses tests. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or MTH100.

MTH 201: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5-0-5
Students are introduced to plane analytic geometry, including limits, continuity, derivative for functions of a single variable, differentials, indefinite and definite integrals, and applications of the derivative and integral. (FA, SP)

MTH202: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of MTH201. Topics include logarithmic and exponential derivatives and integrals, integration techniques, sequences and series, and parametric and polar curves. Prerequisite: MTH201 with a grade of “C” or better.

MTH203: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of MTH202. An introduction to multi-variable calculus. Topics include vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Prerequisite: MTH202 with a grade of “C” or better.

MTH215: Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3-0-3
This course is designed primarily for students seeking a degree in business. Probability theory, random variables, expectations, continuous and discrete probability distributions, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing are covered. (IN)

MTH 250: Differential Equations 3-0-3
This is an advanced course for pre-engineering students. Topics include differential equations of first order and first degree, applications of first order, first degree differential equations, homogeneous linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transforms, power series, series solutions, and numerical solutions of differential equations.(SP)

PHY 101 Foundations of Physical Science 4-2-5
The course provides a study of basic concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and meteorology and their interrelation in the physical world. This course includes a laboratory component and is intended for nonscience majors. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in MTH011 or successful completion of the appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra sequence or eligible placement scores for MTH100 or MTH130. Corequisite: MTH100 or MTH130.

PHY120: Foundations of Chemistry 4-2-5
Foundations of Chemistry introduces students to the basic principles of chemistry. Topics covered include scientific measurement, atomic and molecular structure, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions and gases. This course is intended for non-science majors and includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in MTH011 or successful completion of the appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre- Algebra sequence or eligible placement scores for MTH100 or MTH130.

PHY121: General Chemistry I 3-4-5
General Chemistry I is the first course in the general chemistry sequence and emphasizes the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include measurement, physical and chemical processes, nomenclature, atomic structure, quantum theory, stoichiometry, molecular structure, bonding theory, physical properties of gases, thermochemistry, and properties of solutions. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental chemical laws and concepts and will obtain prerequisite chemical knowledge needed for advancement to General Chemistry II. This course is designed for pre-professional, science, and engineering majors but is open to all students who have met the prerequisite. Course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra or must be enrolled in or have completed MTH140.

PHY122: General Chemistry II 3-4-5
General Chemistry II is the second course in the general chemistry sequence. The course includes study of chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, oxidationreduction reactions, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to carbon chemistry. This course is designed for pre-professional, science, and engineering majors but is open to all students who have met the prerequisite. Course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: PHY121.

PHY 125: Foundations of Physics 4-2-5
Foundations of Physics is an introductory course which presents the fundamental concepts and symbolism of physics with applications to everyday life. The course emphasizes mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, and some modern developments. Course includes a laboratory component and is intended for non-science majors. Pre- or corequisite: MTH100, MTH130, or eligible placement score for MTH140. (FA)

PHY 181: General Physics I (4-2-5)
General Physics I is the first course in an algebra-based physics sequence. The course covers the principles of mechanics, gravity, thermodynamics, and waves with an emphasis on problem solving and application. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge needed for advancement to General Physics II. This course is designed for pre-professional and life-science majors but is open to all students who have met the prerequisite. Course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: MTH140 or MTH150 with a grade of “C” or better or eligible placement score or two years of high school algebra.

PHY 182: General Physics II 4-2-5
General Physics II is the second course in an algebra-based physics sequence. The course covers the principles of electricity, magnetism, circuits, and light with an emphasis on problem solving and application. This course is designed for preprofessional and life- science majors but is open to all students who have met the prerequisite. Course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: PHY181 with a grade of “C” or better.

PHY 201: College Physics 3-4-5
PHY201 is the first course in a calculus-based physics sequence for science and engineering students. The course covers the principles of mechanics, gravity, thermodynamics, and waves with an emphasis on problem solving and application in science and engineering. Course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: MTH201 with a grade of “C” or better. Pre-or corequisite: MTH202.

PHY 202: Engineering Physics II 3-4-5
PHY202 is the second course in a calculusbased physics sequence for science and engineering students. The course covers the principles of electricity, magnetism, circuits, and light with an emphasis on problem solving and application in science and engineering. Course includes a laboratory component. Pre-requisite: PHY 201 Engineering Physics I with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite: MTH 203 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III. Recommended: MTH203.

PHY 222: Elementary Organic Chemistry 4-2-5
Organic Chemistry I emphasizes the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include: introduction to structure, nomenclature, properties, synthesis and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic carbon compounds. This course is designed for all science majors but is open to all students who have met the pre-requisite. Course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in PHY122. (IN)