Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 65

Biological and Physical Sciences
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
a term paper. The topic of the course will be announced
prior to the term in which it is to be offered.
Prerequisite:
permission of the instructor. Offered upon demand. May be repeated
for credit with varying topics.
(Lab fee possible.)
LS420 Senior Seminar in Biology (1)
Designed to give students the experience in presenting
a scientific study to an audience of their peers. Students
prepare and present two professional oral presentations to
students and faculty. Presentations can include topics of
chemistry/ biochemistry/cell biology/molecular biology/
ecology/population biology/ evolution/ origins/wildlife
biology. Information for the presentation is derived from
reading the primary literature in these areas and choosing
a primary research paper as the focus of the presentation.
Alternatively, a student may present original laboratory
research they have done at TMC or during a summer
research project. The presenter must do background
literature research for their topic and be able to address
questions asked by the class or professor.
Students must have
a senior status.
LS422 Senior Capstone (1)
Designed to review major concepts that are foundational
to the life sciences. It also serves as a prelude to the major
field exam given toward the end of the semester.
LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)
Library and laboratory study on various topics in
contemporary biology to be selected. Report required.
(Lab Fee $75.)
CH151 General Chemistry I (4)
A course covering fundamental chemical principles and
theories. Topics include properties and states of matter,
development of atomic theory, atomic structure and
periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, inorganic
nomenclature, gas laws, and chemical reactions. 3 hours
lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (Lab fee $75.)
CH152 General Chemistry II (4)
A continuation of CH151: Introduction to solution
equilibria, electrochemistr y, kinetics, chemical
thermodynamics, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry
and environmental chemical applications. 3 hours lecture,
3 hours laboratory
. Prerequisite: CH151 or its equivalent with
a grade of C or better.
(Lab fee $75.)
CH351 Organic Chemistry I (4)
Introduction to the chemistry of carbon-containing
compounds. Particular emphasis is given to Lewis acid-
base theory and structure-reactivity relationships as
predictive tools. The chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes,
stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions,
CHEMISTRY
radicals, alcohols and ethers is discussed. 3 hours lecture,
3 hours laboratory.
Prerequisites include CH152 or its equivalent
with a C or better.
(Lab fee $75.)
CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)
A continuation of CH351: conjugated systems, aromatic
compounds and their reactions, spectroscopy, synthesis
and reactions of carbonyl compounds, including carboxylic
acids, esters, amides, beta-dicarbonyl compounds, phenols,
and amines. The philosophy of organic synthesis and a
brief introduction to natural products and biochemistry are
included. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite:
CH351 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better.
(Lab fee $75.)
CH461 Biochemistry (4)
Investigates proteins: structures and functions, enzymes:
kinetics and regulation, biological oxidation-reduction, and
thermodynamics of living systems. Particular attention is
given to the integration and regulation of intermediary
metabolism. In the lab students learn the theory underlying
many common biochemical techniques. Students also
gain practical, hands-on experience for several of these
techniques such as gel filtration chromatography, ion
exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography,
thin-layer chromatography techniques in enzyme kinetic
assays, determination of the binding specificity of proteins,
protein fingerprinting, SDS-PAGE and molecular weight
determination, agarose gel electrophoresis, peptide
mapping and Western blotting. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours
lab.
Concurrent laboratory registration required. Prerequisite:
CH352 Organic Chemistry II (Lab Fee $75.)
PS222 Earth Science for Elementary Teachers (2)
A general survey of the Earth as a planet in the Solar
System, its interior, and a study of its crust and atmosphere.
This course is designed to meet the requirements of liberal
studies students seeking a teaching credential. 2 hours
lecture.
Prerequisite: approval of instructor or teacher education
department.
PS231 Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (2)
A survey of topics from the physical sciences including
areas of study relating to modern problems and advances
in science and technology. This course is designed to
meet the requirements of liberal studies students seeking
a teaching credential. 2 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: approval
of instructor or teacher education department.
PS242 Earth Science (4)
A survey of the Earth as a planet in the Solar System, its
interior and a detailed study of its crust and atmosphere
to serve as a broad-based course for liberal studies
majors. Fulfills the general education laboratory science
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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