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Courses numbered below 170 are designed for non-science majors and will not satisfy the major or minor in Biology.

BIOLOGY

B 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY (3)

The most important generalizations of biology and the phenomena upon which they are based with particular emphasis on the universal phenomena characteristic of all living things; the fundamentals of plant and animal structure, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, and the integration of the organism as a whole.  Three hours of lecture per week.  (Fall)

B 111 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory investigations into the important generalizations of biology and the phenomena upon which they are based.  One two-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B 110.  (Fall)

B 118 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

This course will introduce students to the complex interactions of Earth’s life-sustaining physical systems.  Topics will include Earth-Sun relationships, atmospheric processes, elements and controls of climate and weather, climate change, geomorphic processes, soils, natural vegetation and habitats, hydrologic processes and water resources, natural hazards, and human-environment interactions. This course is designed to provide experience that will enable non-science majors to participate in more meaningful ways in their chosen profession and in civic affairs.  Three hours of lecture per week.  (Spring 2018 and alternate years thereafter)

B 120 HUMAN BIOLOGY (3)

This course will examine the normal processes and interactions that occur within human biology begining with a basic understanding of life and the scientific method and progress to chemical, cellular, and tissue levels before moving to organ systems and a larger view of how humans fit into the world ecologically.  The study will consider the relationship between form and function as well as homeostasis. Three hours of lecture per week.  (Spring)

B 140 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4)

An introduction to the structure and functions of the mammalian body; includes discussions of general and biochemistry; cell biology; histology; and studies of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  Two hours of lecture per week.  Corequisite:  B 141  (Fall)

B 141 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of histology and the anatomy of the mammalian skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.  Two one and a half-hour laboratories per week.  Corequisite: B 140.  (Fall)

B 142 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4)

A continuation of B 141.  The autonomic nervous, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, and digestive systems of the mammalian body are studied.  Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite:  B 140; corequisite: B 143  (Spring)

B 143 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of the integumentary, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, and digestive systems of the mammalian body.  One two hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B 142.  (Spring)

B 164 FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY (4)

An introduction to the importance of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and multicellular parasites in human health and disease; classification, morphology, physiology, and interactions between microbes and their human hosts and microbes and the environment are examined.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 101 or C 100 or permission of instructor; corequisite:  B165.  (Spring)

B 165 FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of bacteria, including culturing and staining techniques.  Two one hour and a half-hour laboratories per week.  Corequisite:  B164.  (Spring)

B 180 GENERAL BIOLOGY I:  THE UNITY OF LIFE (4)

A study of cell structure and function common to life, emphasizing cell chemistry, energy transformations, reproduction, genetic mechanisms, and life’s origins.  Three lectures per week.  Corequisite:  B181.  (Fall)

B 181 GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORATORY(0)

Laboratory studies of cell structure and functions common to life.  One two-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B 180.  (Fall)

B 182 GENERAL BIOLOGY II:  THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE (4)

A study of the diverse life forms including protistans, fungi, plants, and animals; how these organisms interact; and the environment in which these organisms evolved and live.  Three lectures per week.  Prerequisite:  B 180; corequisite:  B183.  (Spring)

B 183 GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of diverse forms of life.  One two-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B 182.  (Spring)

B 220 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3)

An introduction to the medical terminology through the study of root words, prefixes, and suffixes commonly used in medical fields.  The course will emphasize etymology, definitions, pronunciations, and correct utilization of medical terms, which enable the student to develop a vocabulary essential to the understanding of and communication with the various health areas in which allied health professionals will serve.  (On demand)

B 224 CULTURAL DIVERSITY VOICES FROM SCIENCE (3)

This course explores the relationship between cultural diversity and science.  Students will critically examine readings from major non-fiction science works as they study the impact of issues such as social class, gender, sexuality, and race from predominately non-Western cultural perspectives.  Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall)

B 230 GENERAL BOTANY (4)

An introduction to the study of the structure, development, life cycles, physiology, and evolutionary and ecological relationships of the major groups of photosynthetic protistans; fungi; and non-vascular and vascular plants.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 180, B 182; corequisite:  B231.  (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 231 GENERAL BOTANY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of photosynthetic protistans; fungi; and non-vascular and vascular plants.  One two-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B 230.  (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 236 GENERAL ZOOLOGY (4)

An introduction to the study of the anatomy, physiology, phylogeny, and evolutionary and ecological relationships of animal-like protistans and representatives of the major animal phyla.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 180, B 182; corequisite:  B237.  (Fall 2019 and alternate years thereafter)

B 237 GENERAL ZOOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of animal-like protistans and the major animal phyla.  One two-hour laboratory per week. Corequisite:  B 236.  (Fall 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 264 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (4)

An introduction to the classification, morphology, and physiology of protistans, yeasts, bacteria, and viruses. Emphasis is on the bacteria.  Three lectures per week.  Prerequisite:  B180; corequisite:  B265.  (Spring)

B 265 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory studies of protistans, yeasts, bacteria, and viruses.  Two one and a half-hour laboratories per week.  Corequisite:  B 264.  (Spring)

B 276 PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS (4)

A study of the physical and chemical basis of heredity; the structure and function of the gene; the patterns of heredity in the individual and the population; and the kinds and sources of hereditary variation.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  B180; corequisite:  B277.  (Fall)

B 277 PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory studies in genetics.  One two-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B276. (Fall)

B 280 SEMINAR IN PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (1)

Designed to aid students in the application process to professional schools (dental, medical, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, veterinary), including the selection, application, and interview processes.  One hour of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.  (Spring)

B 308 PLANT ANATOMY AND TAXONOMY (4)

A study of the morphology and evolution of the major taxa of vascular plants emphasizing how the various taxa of plant life affect humans and the environment; with a study of the systems of classification used to categorize flowering plants.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  B180, B182; corequisite:  B309.  (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 309 PLANT ANATOMY AND TAXONOMY LABORATORY(0)

Laboratory study of plant anatomy and taxonomy.  One three-hour laboratory per week. Corequisite: B 308.  (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 320 BIODIVERSITY (3)

An emphasis of the fundamental evolutionary and ecological concepts with respect to the diversity of life.  Topics include the origin of life; systematic; prokaryotic and eukaryotic life forms; conservation of biodiversity.  Special emphasis will be placed on plants and animals.  Prerequisites:  B180, B182.  (On demand.)

B 356 IMMUNOLOGY (3)

An introduction to the immune system focusing primarily on vertebrates, especially humans.  Humoral and cellular mechanisms of innate and acquired immunity are covered.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  B264.  (On demand.)

B 360 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY (4)

A field-oriented course in environmental biology including a study of plant and animal communities.  Emphasis is on interactions of organisms in nature.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites: B180, B182; corequisite:  B361.  (Fall)

B 361 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory and field studies in ecology.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B 360.  (Fall)

B 382 VERTEBRATE ANATOMY AND DEVELOPMENT (4)

A comparative study of the anatomy and embryonic development of the vertebrates from both an evolutionary and functional perspective.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites: B180, B182; corequisite:  B383.  (Fall 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 383 VERTEBRATE ANATOMY AND DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of vertebrate anatomy with dissection of cats and dogfish sharks and a study of vertebrate development using chick embryos.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite: B 382.  (Fall 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 410 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (4)

Chemical and physical activities of the plant: absorption; transpiration; mineral nutrition; photosynthesis; translocation; growth processes; discussions on the pharmaceutical uses of plants.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 180, B182, C 150, C 152; corequisite:  B411.   (Spring 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 411 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of the chemical and physical activities of plants.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite: B 410. (Spring 2018, alternate years thereafter.)

B 450 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (3)

An introduction to the processes of evolution.  Topics include: population genetics, speciation, the origin of life, systematics, paleontology, history of life, and the origins of man.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B276, B360; restricted to 3rd  and 4th year students.  (Spring)

B 460 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (4)

A detailed discussion of the molecular basis of cell structure and function including energy flow, metabolic pathways, cellular communication, and reproduction.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 180, B 182, C150, C152.  Recommended: C 220, C 222; corequisite:  B461.  (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 461 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study in cell biology.  One three-hour lab per week.  Corequisite: B460. (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 464 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4)

A detailed discussion of the molecular mechanisms controlling cellular function with emphasis given to maintenance of DNA, information flow, genetic control mechanisms, DNA alteration and manipulation. Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 180, B 182, C150, C152 Recommended: C 220, C 222; corequisite:  B465.  (Spring 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 465 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of molecular biology.  One three-hour lab per week.  Corequisite:  B 464.  (Spring 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 472 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (4)

Examines physiological processes common to all animal species with special emphasis on the vertebrates.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 180, B 182, C 150, C 152; corequisite:  B473.  (Fall 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 473 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of physiological processes of animals.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  B 472.  (Fall 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

B 479 Vertebrate Endocrinology (3)

The topics discussed include the morphology of endocrine glands and endocrine mechanisms in the regulation of homeostasis, morphogenesis, and functional integration in vertebrates.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites:  B 384 and/or B 472; C 150, C 152.  (On demand.)

B 481 SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY I (1)

A capstone course for the biology major.  Students will select an area of interest in the biological sciences and review the current research on that topic.  A student’s own research or another investigator’s published research will be presented in a poster forum.  Restricted to 4th year students.  (Fall)

B 482 SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY II (2)

A capstone course for the biology major.  Students will select an area of interest in the biological sciences and review the current research on that topic.  A student’s own research or another investigator’s published research will be presented in both written (review paper) and oral (scientific presentation) form.  Prerequisite:  B 481.  (Fall)

CHEMISTRY

C 110 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY (3)

A study of three major areas of chemistry: general, organic, and biochemistry.  Selected topics include nomenclature; chemical safety and handling; and chemical reactions.  (Does not prepare a student for General Chemistry.)  Three hours of lecture per week.  (Fall)

C 111 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory exercises in general, organic, and biochemistry.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  C110.  (Fall)

C 150 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4)

A study of the fundamental concepts of atoms and molecules, periodic relationships, stoichiometry and chemical bonding with associated laboratory experiments.  (This is the appropriate entering course for students interested in pre-professional health.)  Knowledge of algebra is strongly encouraged before enrolling in this course.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Corequisite:  C151.  (Fall; formerly C 101)

C 151 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of the fundamental concepts of chemistry.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  C 150.  (Fall)

C 152 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4)

A study of solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite: C150; corequisite:  C153.  (Spring)

C 153 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II Laboratory (0)

Laboratory study of the fundamental concepts of chemistry with some qualitative analysis.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite: C152.  (Spring)

C 220 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (4)

A study of the compounds of carbon.  Properties and reactions of organic compounds and functional groups are discussed in terms of modern structural theory.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  C150, C 152; corequisite:  C221.  (Fall)

C 221 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0)

The laboratory is a study of reactions of typical carbon compounds with some instrumental methods of determination of structure and properties.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  C220.  (Fall)

C 222 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (4)

A continuation of C220.  Multi-step reactions and synthesis will be discussed.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  C220; corequisite:  C223.  (Spring)

C 223 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORAOTRY (0)

The laboratory consists multi-step synthesis, isolation, and identification techniques using infrared and nuclear magnetic spectroscopy.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  C222.  (Spring)

C 330 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (5)

Gravimetric and volumetric determinations, stoichiometry of analytical chemistry and separations.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  C220, C222; corequisite:  C331.  (Fall 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 331 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of quantitative analysis.  One four-hours of laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  C330.  (Fall 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 332 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (4)

Consideration is given to instrumental design, theory and applications to chemical problems in potentiometric, electrogravimetric, coulometric, polarographic, and amperometric methods and optical and atomic spectroscopy and chromatographic separations.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  C330; prerequisite/corequisite M182; corequisite:  C333.  (Spring 2020 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 333 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY(0)

Laboratory study of instrumental analysis.  Three hours of laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  C332.  (Spring 2020 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 350 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3)

This course is designed to provide an advanced approach to the properties of inorganic chemical systems beyond the quintessential biological species (C, H, O, etc.) including studies of chemical bonding theories, molecular structure, solid state structures, and molecular symmetries.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisites: C222.  (Fall 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 362 BIOCHEMISTRY (4)

A study of fundamental biological processes in the context of chemical principles.  Topics include: the foundations of biochemistry; structure and catalysis of water, amino acids, and peptides; the structure of proteins; functions of proteins, enzymes; carbohydrates; lipids; and nucleic acids.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  C220, C222; corequisite:  C 362.  (Spring)

C 363 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of biochemical principles.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  C362.  (Spring)

C 430 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (4)

This course focuses on thermochemistry; enthalpy, and entropy; the laws of thermodynamics; kinetic theory of gases; and chemical kinetics.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  C 220, C 222, P 232 and M 182; corequisite:  C431.  (Fall 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 431 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study in physical chemistry emphasizing concepts of thermodynamics.  One three-hour lab per week.  Corequisite:  C430.  (Fall 2018 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 432 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (4)

A study of Schrodinger equations; quantum mechanical postulates; vibration and rotation of molecules; the hydrogen atom and many electron atoms; and electronic spectroscopy.  Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites:  C220, C222, P232 and M182; corequisite:  C433.  (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 433 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study in physical chemistry emphasizing concepts of kinetics and quantum mechanics.  One three-hour lab per week.  Corequisite:  C442.  (Spring 2019 and alternate years thereafter.)

C 481 SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY I (1)

A capstone course for the chemistry major.  Students will select an area of interest in the chemical sciences and review the current research on that topic.  A student’s own research or another investigator’s published research will be presented in a poster forum.  Restricted to 4th year students.  (Fall)

C482 SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY II (2)

A capstone course for the chemistry major.  Students will select an area of interest in the chemical sciences and review the current research on that topic.  A student’s own research or another investigator’s published research will be presented in both written (review paper) and oral (scientific presentation) form.  Prerequisite:  C 481.  (Spring)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ENV 116  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  (3)

Students are introduced to the concept of ecosystem goods and services, as well as sustainable development principles for conserving and maximizing those goods and services.  The course is an overview of the impacts of past and current land use practices, water resource management, air pollution sources and effects, solid waste management options, and environmental toxicology. Conventional and renewable energy sources are discussed in the context of global climate change, and the importance of maintaining biological diversity is emphasized.  This course is appropriate for both science and non-science majors.  Three hours of lecture per week.  (Fall, Spring)

ENV 117  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LABORATORY  (1)

Laboratory and field studies in environmental science. One three-hour laboratory per week. Co-requisite: ES116.  (Fall, Spring)

ENV 250  WATER RESOURCES (3)

This course expands on the fundamental and pervasive role of water in sustaining life and human societies and economies. It begins with a historical overview of human cultural dependence on waterways for transportation, irrigation, livestock, and water supply. The consequences of hydrological modifications such as damming, channelization, and filling of wetlands are explored. The effects of agriculture, industrial development, and urbanization on surface water and groundwater are examined. The integrated effects of all these human endeavors on aquatic communities are detailed. Best management practices for minimizing adverse impacts and enhancing the benefits of water resources are identified. Legal, regulatory, and technological approaches to water management and allocation are discussed.  Three hours of lecture per week.

ENV350  LAND USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (3)

The environmental impacts of various land use practices including agriculture, forestry, mining and other resource extraction, waste disposal, and residential, commercial, and industrial development are examined in detail. The development and use of different energy sources are compared with regard to their environmental and economic impacts. Principles of “designing with nature,” which identifies opportunities and constraints posed by existing environmental conditions, are presented. Strategies for better adapting land use practices to reduce their adverse impacts and improve efficiency and sustainability are explored.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  ES 116, ES117

ENV 450  ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY (3)

This course focuses on the generation, transport, and transformation of various chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants through the environmental media of air, surface water, groundwater, soil, biota, food and other materials used by humans. Current risk assessment methodologies for quantifying human exposure and health effects are presented. Technological remedies for reducing human health and ecological risks from air emissions, wastewater discharges, land disposal of wastes, and energy development are examined.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:ES116, 117.

PHYSICS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

P 110 PHYSICAL SCIENCE (3)

A survey course of physical sciences designed to provide students a conceptual understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology, as well as how these concepts are applied to our life.  The topics discussed include:  Newtonian mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, optics, periodic table, atomic nucleus and radioactivity, chemical bonds and reactions, the solar system, stars and the universe, earth’s atmosphere and hydrosphere, rocks and minerals, and plate tectonics.  Three hours of lecture per week.  (Fall)

P 111 PHYSICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory study of the physical sciences of astronomy, physics, chemistry, and geology.  One two-hour laboratory per week.  Corequisite:  P110.  (Fall)

P 232  GENERAL PHYSICS I (4)

An introduction to various topics of classical mechanics and thermal physics.  The course will include motion, work and energy, momentum, conservation laws, statics, oscillation and wave, fluids, temperature and kinetic theory, heat and heat transfer, and the laws of thermodynamics.  The course is designed for the general science and life science majors.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  M142; co-requisite:  P233.  (Fall)

P 233  GENERAL PHYSICS I LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of motion, Newton’s laws and forces, work and energy, momentum, conservation laws, statics, oscillation and wave, fluids, heat and temperature.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Co-requisite:  P232.  (Fall)

P 234  GENERAL PHYSICS II (4)

The second course in the 2-semester General Physics sequence.  The course will include electric charge and field, electric current and circuit, magnetism and electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic wave, reflection and reflection of light, mirrors and lenses, interference and diffraction of light, photoelectric effect, models of the atom, atomic nucleus and nuclear energy.  The course is designed for the general science and life science majors.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  P232; co-requisite:  P235  (Spring)

P 235  GENERAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of electrostatics, electric current and circuit, magnetism and electromagnetic induction, geometric and physical optics, and modern physics.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Co-requisite:  P234.  (Spring)

P 262  UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I  (4)

An introduction to various topics of classical mechanics and thermodynamics including motion, forces, work and energy, momentum, conservation laws, rigid objects, statics, oscillation and wave, fluids, brief introduction to special relativity, heat and temperature, heat transfer, and the laws of thermodynamics.  The course is designed for mathematics, physical sciences and engineering majors.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Co-requisite:  P263, M182.  (Spring)

P 263  UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of classical mechanics and thermodynamics.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Co-requisite:  P262.  (Spring)

P 264  UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II  (4)

The second course in the 2-semester University Physics sequence. This course completes the study of classical physics (electromagnetism, geometric optics, physical optics) and is an introduction to modern physics (quantum theory and nuclear physics).  The course will include electric charge and field, electric current and circuit, magnetism and electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic wave, reflection and reflection of light, mirrors and lenses, interference and diffraction of light, photoelectric effect, models of the atom, atomic nucleus and nuclear energy.  The course is designed for mathematics, physical science and engineering majors.  Three hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite:  P262, M182; co-requisite:  P265.  (Fall)

P 263  UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I LABORATORY (0)

Laboratory study of electromagnetism, optics, quantum theory and nuclear physics.  One three-hour laboratory per week.  Co-requisite:  P264.  (Fall)