BIO 350: Molecular and Cellular Biology (4 units)
A study of plant and animal molecular and cellular structure, biochemistry and function. Emphasis will be placed on the molecular level of cells, cellular metabolism and the structure and function of the major organelles. The course is designed to precede BIO 351. Prerequisites: BIO 111 and 112, CHE 221 and 222 or SCI 115, or concurrent enrollment, or consent of department chair.
CHE 221: Chemistry 1 (4 units)
Systematic exploration of fundamental chemical principles including matter, energy, electromagnetic radiation, atomic structure, periodicity, stoichiometry, chemical bonding and structure. Introduction to the scientific method and scientific epistemology in the context of the interface between the Christian faith and the chemical sciences. Prerequisite: MTH 251 or consent of department chair.
CHE 222: Chemistry 2 (4 units)
A continuation of CHE 221. The major topics include solubility products, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, nuclear chemistry and qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: CHE 221.
CHE 321: Organic Chemistry 1 (4 units)
Fundamental concepts relating to organic compounds with emphasis on structure, nomenclature, theory, bonding, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and physical and chemical properties of the principle classes of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 222.
CHE 322: Organic Chemistry 2 (4 units)
A continuation of CHE 321 focusing on aromaticity, advanced synthesis and reaction mechanisms, kinetics, organometallic chemistry, and bio-organic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE 321.
CHE 354: Inorganic Chemistry (4 units)
Systematic exposition of major trends in structure, bonding, reactivity and spectroscopy across the periodic table including main group chemistry, transition metal and coordination chemistry, lanthanide/actinide chemistry, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, electron transfer processes and generalized concepts of acidity. Prerequisite: CHE 222 or consent of instructor.
CHE 401: Chemical Education for the Secondary Teacher (3 units)
Development of practical, hands-on, cost effective and safe strategies for teaching modern chemical concepts, imparting rigor and standards, and conducting exciting, pedagogically effective chemistry laboratory experiments in the secondary school setting. Meets California K-12 content standards. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
CHE 418: Molecular Spectroscopy (4 units)
Advanced exposition of theoretical concepts and experimental aspects of atomic and molecular spectroscopy with an emphasis on electronic absorption, electronic luminescence, Raman and infrared spectroscopes within a group theoretical and symmetry-based conceptual framework. Prerequisite: CHE 431; co-requisite: CHE 432 or consent of instructor.
CHE 421: Introduction to Biochemistry (4 units)
Introduction to the principles of chemistry that govern life systems. Topics include pH and buffers, enzymes, amino acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and metabolic pathways. Some laboratory exercises emphasize protein purification and characterization techniques, including kinetic modeling. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or 111 and CHE 222.
CHE 424: Analytical Chemistry (4 units)
Theory and fundamental techniques of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis via classical and advanced instrumental methods. Prerequisites: CHE 222 and 3.0 GPA in chemistry or consent of instructor.
CHE 431: Physical Chemistry 1 (4 units)
Classical thermodynamics: 0th, 1st, 2nd and 3rd laws, gas laws and kinetic molecular theory of gases, colligative properties, solubilities, equilibria, phases and phase transitions and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: CHE 222, MTH 272 and PHY 211; co-requisite: MTH 373 or consent of instructor.
CHE 432: Physical Chemistry 2 (4 units)
Quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular orbital theory, symmetry, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics and philosophical/scientific implications of quantum mechanics. Prerequisite: CHE 431 or consent of instructor.
CHE 496: Research in Chemistry (2 units)
Hands-on introduction to chemical research with emphases on the research process, research skills and research methods. Laboratory research, library research, peer reviewed chemical abstracts and journals, electronic chemical databases, professional journal manuscript style guides and statistical analysis will be used in writing research manuscripts and making research presentations. Prerequisite: 16 units of chemistry courses or consent of instructor.
ESS 306: Sports Nutrition (3 units)
This course will explore issues pertinent to the study of health and nutrition for the active individual and will analyze concepts and controversies by illustrating the importance of research and clinical studies in the current nutritional literature. The course will also examine and discuss key concepts concerning the role of nutrition in overall health and well-being for a healthy lifestyle. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and sophomore standing.
MTH 265: Introduction to Statistics (3 units)
A basic statistics course applicable to education, business and the hard sciences. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, the normal, binomial, F-, and Chisquared distributions and hypothesis testing. Optional topics might include additional non-parametric tests and ANOVA. TI-83 graphing calculator or Microsoft Excel will be required.
MTH 271: Calculus 1 (5 units)
Study of differential and integral calculus with applications. Students are expected to have a graphing calculator. Emphasis is placed on using calculus to solve problems. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: MTH 251 or approval of instructor.
PHY 211: Physics 1 (4 units)
Introduction to physics with emphasis on classical mechanics, wave motion and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: MTH 251 or consent of department chair.
PHY 212: Physics 2 (4 units)
Continuation of Phy 211 with emphasis on electricity, magnetism, light, optics and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHY 211.
SCI 455: History and Philosophy of Science (3 units)
An historical overview of the development of science and its philosophy, concentrating on Western thought and the changing worldviews from Aristotle and the Greek influence through today’s EPR/Bell/Aspect trilogy. Emphasis will be placed on the nature of science, the difference between empirical facts and philosophical/conceptual facts and the various worldview developments from these ‘facts.’