Technology and Science Division - Available Courses
The courses listed below are expected to be offered at least every two years and a re-evaluation of the entire course curriculum will be carried out every two years in order to maintain an updated list of course offerings.
Computer Science and Mathematics Courses
Natural and Physical Science
Anatomy and Physiology 115: Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This course is the first part of a two-part Anatomy & Physiology Course. It is designed to provide an understanding of the anatomical structures, function and regulation of integumentary, muscular, skeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. This course aims to provide students with knowledge of normal function of the organ systems and thereby provide the information base for interpreting data relating to health and disease. For those in health fields, this information will serve as the foundation for most of your courses. Co-requisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology 115 Lab
Biology 101: Introduction to Biology
This course introduces the basic principles of modern biology, the framework within which new discoveries are interpreted and the relations among various branches of biological research. Emphasis is given to mammalian - particularly to human - biology, the genetic revolution, the eukaryotic cell, and multicellular systems. Laboratory included. May be taken as a Natural and Physical Science GER.
Biology 112: Principles of Biology
This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of modern biology, the framework within which new discoveries are interpreted, and the relations among various branches of biological research. The goal of this course is to provide firstyear college students with a firm grasp of the major concepts underlying biological processes. Students who are interested in careers in biological sciences, biomedical sciences, and biotechnology should find that the course provides a firm grasp on an understanding of the concepts that will serve them well in their academic track that lies ahead. The materials covered include the structural and functional aspects at the molecular and cellular level of the following: cell structure and function, cell organelles, cellular reproduction, cellular respiration, photosynthetic pathways, Mendelian inheritance, DNA structure, replication, gene structure, and gene function and expression/control.
Chemistry 101: General Chemistry
Designed for non-science majors, this course presents the basic principles of modern Chemistry within the framework of the modern world and the processes involved in technological developments. Information is first presented at the submicroscopic level of electrons, atoms, and molecules to show how subtle events at this level may be propagated upward to affect organisms, societies, and entire ecosystems. Acids, bases, and their equilibria are treated as basic proton/ electron transfer reactions related to organic and inorganic matter. Laboratory included. May be taken as a Natural and Physical Science GER.
Chemistry 115: Chemistry for the Applied Sciences
This course aims to introduce students to the fundamental principles of chemistry and their applications. Much of the language and fundamental skills of a chemist is applicable to other scientific fields. Students develop, deepen, and broaden their understanding of connections between the underlying structure of matter and the nature of energy. The course will cover the atomic and molecular structure, the naming of ionic and molecular compounds, the description of the behavior and reactivity of these compounds, the application of stoichiometric relationships, and the prediction of the behavior of gases. In addition, you will get to explore and review the role of work and heat flow in chemical systems, the quantum theory, the electronic structure of atoms, the attractive forces holding the atoms together and influencing their physical properties, and the VSEPR Theory and molecular geometry. May be taken as a Natural and Physical Science GER.
Chemistry 116: Chemistry II for the Applied Sciences
This course is the second of a two-semester sequence of college chemistry courses for students in the biological and physical sciences. This course meets 3 times a week for 2x50 minute sessions. It is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics to be covered include the properties of solutions and their colligative properties, reaction spontaneity, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, introductory organic chemistry, and introductory biochemistry. Emphasis will be given to applications of chemical principles in biological systems and industrial processes. This course provides an introduction to the principles and practical aspects of chemistry. Students will develop an understanding of the: Properties of solutions, Thermodynamics of chemical reactions, Chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, reaction rates, Redox reactions and electrochemistry, Organic chemistry applied to fuels, pharmaceuticals and modern materials, and Composition and function of biological molecules.
Chemistry 117: General Chemistry for the Biological Sciences
This course is designed to introduce biology students to the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics to be covered include atomic structure, chemical equations, the periodic table, chemical bonding and intermolecular interactions, thermochemistry, reaction spontaneity, reaction rates, chemical equilibria, acid base chemistry and reactions in aqueous systems. Emphasis will be given to applications of chemical principles in biological systems. Students will develop an understanding of: Atomic structure and chemical properties of elements; Chemical reactions and reaction stoichiometry; Nature of chemical bonding and molecular shape; Significance of intermolecular forces; Thermodynamics of chemical reactions; Chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, reaction rates, Acid base chemistry, and Buffers, acid base equilibria.
Ecology 110: Ecological Principles
The goal of the course is to introduce students to general ecology. It focuses on major ecological concepts in order to provide students with a robust framework of the discipline upon which they can build. Each discussion is organized around two or four major concepts to present the student with a manageable and memorable synthesis of the lecture and it is supported by case histories that provide evidence for the concept and introduce students to the research approaches used in the various areas of ecology. Special emphasis to local environmental problems countries face and the approaches they use in solving these problems. Laboratory included. May be taken as a Natural and Physical Science GER.
Nutrition 130: Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
The course explores basic concepts of the science of nutrition. Topics include description and role of nutrients, their dietary sources and their fate into the human body (digestion, absorption etc.); energy balance and weight control; eating disorders; nutrition at different developmental stages (childhood, pregnancy, lactation, old age); nutrition in the development/ prevention of human diseases. Emphasis will be given in the use of scientific methodology to explain how nutrients and other food constituents contribute to proper growth, development and health. (4 credits)
Physics 120: University Physics I, for Science & Engineering
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of Mechanics. Topics to be covered include Dynamics, Work, Kinetic and Potential Energy, Systems of Particles, Momentum, Collisions, Rotation, Torque and Angular Momentum, Statics. As far as specific Systems and Force Laws we will look at Fluids, Oscillations, and Gravity. May be taken as a Natural and Physical Science GER.
Physics 121: University Physics II, for Science & Engineering
This course is the second of a two-semester sequence of college Physics courses for students in the sciences and engineering.
Topics to be covered include electric fields and Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’ law, capacitors, resistors and DC electric circuits, magnetic fields, induction and the basic properties of electromagnetic waves. In this course, we want you to learn how to analyze mechanical systems using Newton’s laws. In particular, you should learn to: Describe wave motion graphically and algebraically, apply calculus to the study of waves, identify the electric forces acting on a charge, and work with systems of charges, learn and work with the concept of the electric field for point charges and extended bodies, understand the principles Gauss’ law and the work with calculus to do this, work with electric potential for systems of charges and extended bodies of charge, understand capacitance and how charge and energy are stored in such devices, understand resistance and know how to work with simple DC networks of resistors, be able to work with small combinations of resistors and capacitors (RC circuits), work with the forces on charges and current elements in magnetic fields, know how moving charges and current elements produce magnetic fields, be able to work with changing magnetic field fluxes which induce EMF’s (Faraday’s law), work with the inductance of a coil.
Sea Sail 100: Sea Sailing Fundamentals
This practical course is for those with little or no experience. The syllabus includes basic seamanship, helmsman ship, and sail trimming and becoming a confident and competent crew member on board a yacht. The course has both theoretical (In-Class) and practical (On-Board) components; with the latter being the largest part of the course. (1 credit)
Sea Sail 101: Introduction to Sea Sailing
The aim of this course is to provide the basic yachting skills so that successful students will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of taking a yacht out without an Instructor on board in light to medium winds in protected waters. The course has both theoretical (In-Class) and practical (On-Board) components; with the latter being the largest part of the course. (3 credits)