2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

GBIO-1000 Principles of Biology –Fa, Sp, Su 3.5 hours Emphasizes basic life processes and the principles by which these processes operate at the ecological, organismic, and cellular levels of organization with emphasis on human responsibility toward life at all levels. Three lectures each week and one two-hour, bi-weekly laboratory. (Fee: $50) GBIO-1010 Basics of the Cell –Fa 1 hour Foundational principles of the cell will be covered, with a focus on the following topics: the cell membrane; cellular organelles; chromosome structure, DNA replication, transcription and translation; the cell cycle and cellular division (mitosis and meiosis); and Mendelian genetics. The course is designed to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for GBIO-2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology. GBIO-1100 Pre-Health Professional Development I –Sp 1 hour This course is designed to introduce pre-health professions students to health-related fields (including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine) and provide guidance for the academic/professional preparation required for entrance into these graduate programs. Students are introduced to the role of Cedarville’s pre-health professions committee, are given the opportunity to interact with CU alumni medical professionals, and are exposed to a variety of medical professions and programs. One meeting per week. Prerequisite: interest or intention of applying to medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary school, or instructor’s permission. GBIO-2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I –Sp 4 hours Survey of the anatomy and physiology of the human body with an emphasis on cell and human tissues and on the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Three lectures and one laboratory experience per week. Prerequisite: One semester of biology; or permission of the instructor. (Fee: $75) GBIO-2015 Human Anatomy and Physiology II –Fa 4 hours Survey of the anatomy and physiology of the human body with an emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Three lectures and one two hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: GBIO-2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I. (Fee: $75) GBIO-2210 Principles of Microbiology –Fa 4 hours A study of the characteristics, culture, and control of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A major emphasis is placed on microorganisms and disease. Laboratory techniques are emphasized. Three lectures plus one lab each week. Corequisites or prerequisites: CHEM-1000 Principles of Chemistry; GBIO-1010 Basic of the Cell or BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology. (Fee: $100) GBIO-3100 Pre-Health Professional Development II –Fa 1 hour This course is designed to help students prepare for their upcoming medical, dental, or optometry school application. As part of the course, students draft personal statements, discuss and categorize their extracurricular activities, consider secondary application questions, create exam study plans (MCAT/DAT/ OAT), and practice interviewing skills. One meeting per week. Additionally, students attend the 3-day annual Global Missions Health Conference in Louisville, KY. Prerequisite: GBIO-1100 Pre-Health Professional Development I, and junior/senior status with the intention of applying to medical, dental, or optometry school during the upcoming application period; or instructor’s permission. (Fee: $100) GBIO-3350 Principles of Immunology –Sp 3 hours Overview of the human immune system, including study of the innate and adaptive immune systems, the mechanics of an immune response, antibodies and antigens, and immunopathology. This course is designed for pre–pharmacy and non-biology major pre–medical students. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology. Geology (GEOL) Except where noted, general education courses are designed to meet the general education requirements for graduation. These courses will not count toward graduation requirements for majors found in the Department of Science and Mathematics unless they are specifically listed in the curriculum requirements for a major. A student majoring in science or mathematics may take these courses only as electives. However, any course listed for a science or mathematics major or minor may also count toward fulfilling general education requirements. GEOL-1110 Introduction to Physical Geology –Fa 4 hours An introductory study of the earth and its geological processes, including various alternative interpretations of earth history. Laboratory exercises will complement the lecture material and will include local field trips. Three weekly lectures and one weekly laboratory experience. This course satisfies the physical science requirement of the general education requirements. (Fee: $150) GEOL-1120 Historical Geology –Sp 4 hours The earth’s geological history from its beginning to the present. Topics of study include plate tectonics, biological evolution and the meaning of the fossil record, correlation, dating methods, and alternative views of earth history. Required field trips will study local fossils. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: GEOL-1110 Introduction to Physical Geology. (Fee: $150) GEOL-2030 3.5 hours Geology of the National Parks for Geology Majors –Su This course will explore the geology of the national parks and surrounding areas in specific regions of the United States. It is a two week travel study course. Trip locations may vary from year to year. Six or more major areas will be explored on each trip. Students will be expected to complete a photographic atlas with appropriate geological descriptions of each stop and a term paper describing a particular feature of interest at one of the sites visited. Special emphasis will be placed on how geologic history is interpreted and placed into biblical and conventional frameworks. Students will learn how to make geological observations and take field notes. It is necessary for students to be in good physical shape for occasional hiking in rough terrain and at high altitudes, although requirements can be modified for students unable to do so. Special equipment may be required. Prerequisite: Geology major and at least one previous GEOL course. ( Fee: will vary from year to year; will be used to cover lodging, car rental, gas and other expenses. Transportation to and from the trip starting location and food expenses will be covered by the students.) GEOL-2100 Mineralogy –Fa 4 hours The student will study the occurrence, associations, characteristics, and crystal chemistry of common minerals. Laboratory work will emphasize identification and recognition of minerals. Prerequisite: GEOL-1110 Introduction to Physical Geology; CHEM-1110 General Chemistry I (corequisite). (Fee: $150) (even years) GEOL-2810 Geology Field Work and Research –Su 1–4 hours This course gives a student an opportunity to work alongside an active geologist in the field and/or the laboratory. The student must get approval from his advisor and submit a written description of the work to be performed before the experience begins. The student must submit notes and a summary of the work completed when the experience is over. Hours are variable depending on the length of the experience and the work completed. Prerequisites: sophomore geology major and advisor approval of the proposal . Page 302 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Course Descriptions GBIO-1000 – GEOL-2810 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS