This course will cover an introduction to oceanography, marine organism diversity, and ecological relationships. The student will be exposed to contemporary techniques for studying marine ecosystems, especially community relations.
The course starts with aspects of cellular physiology, particularly cell transport and osmosis, then endocrine physiology with particular attention paid to cell-surface receptors and second messenger pathways. The physiology of each of the following systems is covered: neural, skeleto-muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal/acid-base, gastrointestinal, and reproductive. Particular attention is given to the regulation of these systems and their integration into a functioning whole. Computer simulations of various physiological processes involving these systems are performed.
Topics include the adaptive and innate immune systems and cell biology of cells and tissues involved in immunity, immunogenetics, antibody structure-function, immunotechniques, complement, autoimmunity, tolerance, and tumor immunology.
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 laboratory, 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.
This course shows students how to apply geoscience to various natural hazards and environmental problems including landslides, floods, water supply issues, natural resource extraction, and waste disposal. Required field trip
Methods of measurement and observation in astronomy are studied from a historical perspective. The solar, stellar, and galactic systems are studied in detail accompanied by observations. Various cosmological viewpoints and their underlying assumptions are presented.
Most students will complete a minor in Biblical Studies by default by completing the 24 units in their GE classes and upper-division requirements across 4 years at TMU. In addition to their major, students can also complete a minor in any of these programs by completing the required 15-27 units, depending on the minor: Accounting, Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, History, Global Studies, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Mathematics, Music, and/or Political Studies.