2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

MATH-4800 3 hours Capstone Experience in Mathematics –Fa, Sp The course will allow students to deeply research an important topic in mathematics, both individually and collectively, and to present their findings from library research as well as personal work. Prerequisites: MATH-3800 Research Methods in Mathematics; 15 hours of MATH courses 2XXX-level or above ; permission of instructor. (Fee: $20) MATH-4880 Topics in Mathematics –Fa, Sp 1–3 hours Some typical topics are linear programming, numerical analysis, stochastic calculus, non-parametric statistics, partial differential equations, or mathematical modeling. This course is intended to be a topic not in the current curriculum that is a logical extension and development of the student’s academic plan. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. MATH-4900 1–3 hours Independent Study in Mathematics –Fa, Sp Independent research in the various branches of mathematics and allied fields of application. Submission and approval of a research proposal must precede registration. Prerequisite: major in mathematics or permission of research advisor. Molecular Biology (MBIO) MBIO-3210 Advanced Cell Biology –Sp 4 hours In-depth study of the cell will include the following topics: biochemical and electrical properties of membranes, the endomembrane system, molecular machines and cellular organization, normal cell physiology and division, differentiation, signaling pathways and gene regulation, and programmed cell death. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology; CHEM-1120 General Chemistry II or permission of the instructor. (Fee $100) MBIO-4220 Signal Transduction –Fa 3 hours Study of major cellular signaling pathways and their physiological functions in homeostasis and disease. Applications to development, organ and tissue homeostasis, and conditions arising from aberrant signaling, such as cancer. Emphasis upon current discoveries and analysis of current, peer-reviewed literature in the field. Three (50-minute) lectures per week. Prerequisites; MBIO-3210 Advanced Cell Biology or permission of instructor. (odd years). MBIO-4250 Biology of Cancer –Fa 3 hours Study of cancer including classification of cancer, pathophysiology of the disease in terms of signal transduction and gene regulation, and mechanisms behind current and experimental treatments for the disease. Three (50-minute) lectures per week. Prerequisites: MBIO-3210 Advanced Cell Biology or permission of instructor. (even years) MBIO-4300 Molecular Biology –Fa 4 hours Study of the molecules that make up the living cell with an emphasis on nucleic acid biology. Three lectures and one (three- hour) laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIO-3300 Genetics, BIO-3710 Biochemistry.. (Fee: $100) MBIO-4310 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation –Sp 3 hours This course covers eukaryotic gene regulation, which encompasses the knowledge of both basal and regulated transcriptional machinery, how these proteins are regulated, how they regulate gene expression, and their role in cancer progression. Emphasis is placed on the role of chromatin structure and epigenetics in gene expression. Prerequisite: MBIO-4300 Molecular Biology . MBIO-4370 Virology –Sp 3 hours The concepts and methods of virology are covered, with emphasis on animal viruses, within the framework of cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, pathology, and epidemiology. Viral replication will be examined in detail. The effects that viruses inflict on host cells will also be examined, as will some of the host cell responses generated by such virus-cell interactions, including interferon induction, the antiviral response generated by interferon, and oncogenic transformation. In addition, an overview of procedures used for prevention and treatment of viral diseases via vaccines and antiviral drugs, respectively, will be presented. Prerequisite: BIO-3300 Genetics. (even years) Mathematics Education (MTED) MTED-3110 Clinical Teaching in Mathematics –Fa, Sp 1 hour Students are assigned to assist a college instructor in classroom and laboratory teaching, evaluation, and related responsibilities. The student must complete 40 clock hours of clinical involvement in each teaching field for which licensure is desired. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Education Block. MTED-3120 Teaching Mathematics –Fa 3 hours Designed to introduce prospective secondary school mathematics teachers to the curriculum, materials, and methods of classroom teaching. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program. Physics: General Education (PHYS) 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. PHYS-1010 College Physics I –Fa 4 hours Basic concepts of mechanics using algebra and trigonometry. This is the first of a two course sequence intended for students in the life sciences and pre-professional programs. Topics include kinematics, motion in two dimensions, force and motion, torque and rotation, work and energy, momentum, circular motion, gravitation, oscillation, waves and fluid. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: high school trigonometry; or GMTH-1030 Precalculus or equivalent. (Fee: $75) PHYS-1020 College Physics II –Sp 4 hours Basic concepts of electricity, magnetism and modern physics using algebra and trigonometry. This is the second of a two course sequence intended for students in the life sciences and pre-professional programs. Topics include electricity, magnetism, circuits, and geometrical and physical optics, relativity theory, quantum theory and nuclear physics topics. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHYS-1010 College Physics I or equivalent. (Fee: $75) Physics: Major (PHYS) PHYS-2110 General Physics I –Fa, Sp 4 hours Basic concepts of mechanics using calculus. This is the first of a three-course sequence intended for students in the physical sciences and engineering programs. Topics include linear and rotational motion in three dimensions, oscillatory motion, gravitation, fluid mechanics, and basic concepts of wave motion. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: MATH-1710 Calculus I; Corequisite: MATH-1720 Calculus II. (Fee: $100) 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 307 Course Descriptions MATH-4800 – PHYS-2110 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS