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Courses in the Natural and Health Sciences

 

Course Number Course Name Course Description When Offered Method
BIOL A111/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab An introduction to human structure and function. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems are considered. Spring and Fall semesters eLearning
BIOL A112/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab A continuation of BIOL A111. The circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are considered. Spring and Fall Semesters eLearning
BIOL A108 Principles and Methods in Biology Introduces the biological sciences through an exploration of core themes and fundamental skills. Exposes students to biological theory and laboratory practice through integrated lecture and experiential learning modules. When Needed Hybrid - Lecture online and Labs face-to-face
BIOL A178 Fundamentals of Oceanography Principles of oceanography, with emphasis on the oceans' biological, chemical, and geological processes, and how ocean processes affect the atmosphere. Fall & Spring Semesters eLearning
BIOL A179 Fundamentals of Oceanography Lab Laboratory focusing on Oceanography Fall & Spring Semesters eLearning
BIOL A240/L Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences with Lab General introductory microbiology covering bacterial metabolism and genetics, virology, host parasite interactions, host defense mechanisms and epidemiology. Spring Semesters Face to face
BIOL A288 Principles of Evolution An introduction to the basic principles and mechanisms of the evolution of living systems, with emphasis on the evidence supporting modern understanding of the patterns and processes associated with individual and population variability, transmission of genetic information, lineage diversification and biological change. Spring Semesters eLearning
BIOL A441 Animal Behavior Review of the ecological, evolutionary, physiology, and genetic basis of animal behavior. Research methods in lab. As Needed/Summer eLearning
BIOL A442 EL: Animal Behavior Theory and practice in research methods and analysis in animal behavior. Students conduct research in areas such as foraging behavior, communication, predator avoidance, sensory systems and social behaviors. As Needed/Summer eLearning
BIOL A472 Biogeography Ecological basis and historical patterns of the distribution of organisms and ecosystems on a worldwide basis. Examines current theories regarding the origin of these distributions. As Needed/Summer eLearning
CHEM A103 Intro to General Chemistry Introductory chemistry survey course for health science majors and preparatory course for science majors. Topics include: measurement, energy and matter, periodic trends, chemical composition, chemical reactions, solutions, bond theory, phases, oxidation-reduction, nuclear chemistry, problem-solving (applied mathematics), and special topics. Fall Semesters Face to face
CHEM A103L Intro to General Chemistry Lab Introductory chemistry laboratory course with experiments designed to introduce students to the basics of laboratory equipment, experimental methodology, data collection, data analysis and reporting. This course illustrates, augments and applies concepts covered in CHEM A103. Fall Semesters Face to face
CHEM A104 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry This is the second semester course in the sequence for health science majors and comprises a survey of the fundamentals of chemistry as applied to biological systems. Topics include: nomenclature of organic compounds, organic functional groups and reactions, biochemical processes and pathways, biological macromolecules, and metabolites. Spring Semesters Face to face
CHEM A104L Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory Second semester introductory chemistry laboratory course with experiments designed to reinforce concepts, including the basics of laboratory equipment, experimental methodology, data collection, data analysis and reporting. This course illustrates, augments and applies concepts covered in CHEM A104. Spring Semesters Face to face
DN A203 Nutrition for Health Sciences Studies nutrition in the life cycle including food sources and requirements of nutrients; physiological and metabolic aspects of nutrient function. Reviews disease states, food selection, cultural and contemporary issues of concern to health professionals. Spring and Fall eLearning
ENVI A211 Environmental Science Introduces science as a powerful but limited tool for understanding and solving environmental problems. The Earth is discussed as a system with feed-backs and inter-relationships. These include natural systems, cycles and flows and natural and human induced changes in these systems. Topics include: basic ecology, climate change, resources and resource stress (air, water, oceans, soils), and natural hazards. Uses Alaskan, Arctic and other regional examples. As Needed eLearning
ENVI A211 Lab Environmental Science Lab Laboratory introducing students to the systematic acquisition of data and its analysis and interpretation in a manner consistent with the disciplines of environmental studies. This includes field and classroom experiences and the use of remotely sensed data and geographic information systems in interpretation, analysis, and presentation. In complement to ENVI A211, themes include: scientific method, map use, environmental problems at multiple scales, climate, resources and resource stress (air, water, oceans, and soils), and natural hazards. As Needed eLearning
GEOL A111 Physical Geology Introduction to physical geology. Study of earth, its materials,and processes affecting changes on and within. Laboratory training in use of topographic maps, and recognition of common rocks and minerals. Spring Semesters Face to face
PHYS A123 Basic Physics Non-calculus introduction to mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. Emphasizes motion, forces, gravitation, fluid motion, and laws of thermodynamics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics. As Needed Face to face
PHYS A123L Basic Physics Lab Introductory physics laboratory, with experiments in mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. As Needed Face to face