2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

PYCH-4850 1–3 hours Advanced Seminar in Teaching Apprenticeship –Fa, Sp, Su Students learn the fundamentals of college course preparation, instruction, management, tutoring, and assessment in 3000- and 4000-level courses. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. PYCH-4950 Psychology Thesis –Fa, Sp 3 hours Provides opportunities for students to conduct an independent research project on a topic of interest and prepare a publishable paper under the supervision of an individual faculty advisor. (Fee: $20) PYCH-4960 Independent Study in Psychology 1–3 hours Independent research carried out by the advanced psychology student in an area of interest and usefulness to the student. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. PYCH-4990 Psychology Internship –Fa, Sp, Su 1–9 hours Junior and senior psychology majors may, with approval of the department, engage in psychological activity at a human service setting. One member of the Department of Psychology will supervise the student’s internship. The department will determine the number of credit hours that will be given for individual work experience. Repeatable to nine hours. Capstone course. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Fee: $20) Department of Science and Mathematics Course Descriptions Biology (BIO) BIO-1110 Introduction to Biology –Fa 4 hours Structure and function of plant and animal cells with emphasis in central concepts. This is the first biology course for majors, open to others with high school biology and chemistry backgrounds. Three lectures and one 2-hour laboratory per week. (Fee: $100) BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology –Fa, Sp 4 hours The first of a two-semester sequence that prepares students for advanced biology courses and related fields. Includes an introduction to the nature of science, cellular chemistry, cellular structure and function, energy and metabolism, and genetics. (Fee:$100) BIO-1120 Biology II: Zoology –Sp 4 hours The second of a two-semester sequence that prepares students for advanced biology courses and related fields. Includes an integrative study of the diversity of organisms that make up the animal kingdom, an introduction to the protista kingdom, and natural selection. Morphology, physiology, and ecology of the major phyla will be integrated with the continuities and discountinuities among animal taxa. Prerequisite: BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology. ( Fee: $100) BIO-2210 Microbiology –Sp 4 hours A study of the characteristics, culture, and control of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A major emphasis is placed on microorganisms and disease, with some coverage of industrial and environmental topics. Laboratory techniques are emphasized. Two lectures and two two-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-1000 Principles of Chemistry, or CHEM-1050 Chemistry for Engineers, or CHEM-1110 General Chemistry I. (Fee: $100) BIO-2500 General Botany –Fa 4 hours A survey of the phyla of the plant kingdom and autotrophic prokaryotes and protists. Laboratory experiences will focus upon field botany, plant communities, and opportunities to investigate plant processes. Special emphasis will be upon the growth and development and the anatomy and physiology of flowering plants. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology. ( Fee: $100) BIO-2600 General Ecology –Sp 4 hours A study of the relationships among organisms and with their physical environment. Basic principles of ecological and evolutionary theory will provide insights about organismal adaptation, spatiotemporal scaling of systems, biogeochemistry, and biogeography. Environmental ethics and biblical stewardship principles will be evaluated as we encounter and consider environmental challenges (e.g. water, disease, climate change, and biodiversity loss). Prerequisites: BIO-2500 General Botany; two semesters of biology, or permission of the instructor (Fee: $100) BIO-3200 Advanced Ecology –Fa 3 hours An advanced study of fundamental concepts of ecology across the organizational hierarchy from gene to globe. Emphasis will be placed on the topics of biodiversity, biogeography, biogeochemistry, evolution, and conservation with respect to a biblical environmental stewardship ethic in the face of global environmental change. Two hours lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Course includes a travel study experience to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Crosslist with ENVS-3200. Prerequisites: BIO-2600 General Ecology or permission of the instructor. (Fee: $100) BIO-3300 Genetics –Fa 4 hours This is an integrative course of the areas of classical and molecular genetics. Focus on the principles of heredity in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, which includes the understanding of transmission genetics on a molecular level. The molecular nature of genes, including gene expression, mutations, and manipulation of DNA will be emphasized. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology. (Fee: $100) BIO-3410 Parasitology and Invertebrate Zoology –Fa 3 hours This course provides an overview of the invertebrate parasites commonly found in domestic animals, wildlife and humans. Also included in the course is the role of invertebrates in ecological monitoring. An integrative approach to invertebrate taxonomy, ecology, morphology and physiology is presented. Field collecting is used to learn the principles of classification and to study local biodiversity. Prerequisite: BIO-1120 Biology II: Zoology. (Fee: $100) (even years) BIO-3420 4 hours Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology –Sp This course provides an investigation of the diversity among the vertebrate classes with an emphasis on mammals. The anatomy and physiology of the vertebrate body systems are examined to understand the continuity and discontinuity present within and among the groups. Three lectures and on three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO-1120 Biology II: Zoology. (Fee: $100) BIO-3430 3 hours Conservation Biology for Wildlife and Zoos –Fa This course will engage in an exploration of the theories and practices of conservation biology for wildlife and zoos. The class will address stewardship through the study of population dynamics, public policy, ethics of conservation, spatial distribution and analysis, habitat, biodiversity, and other current issues in the field. Students will also learn to identify birds and amphibians. Prerequisites: BIO-1120 Biology II: Zoology; BIO-2500 General Botany, BIO-2600 General Ecology. (even years) (Fee: $100) BIO-3450 Human Structure and Function I –Fa 4 hours Study of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on body systems. Includes human tissues, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology. (Fee: $100) 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 297 Course Descriptions PYCH-4850 – BIO-3450 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS