Psychophysiology


Course Descriptions

BIOL 1200 – Introduction to Cellular Biology Lab – 0 credit hours

Lab component for BIOL 1204. Corequisite: BIOL 1204.

 

BIOL 1204 – Introduction to Cellular Biology – 4 credit hours

Applies the scientific method of study to cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology. Lectures are integrated with laboratory exercises. Successful completion satisfies the requirements for a major or minor in biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 1103 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1013 with a minimum grade of C or minimum ACT mathematics sub-score of 26. Corequisite: BIOL 1200. Note: Students must first complete or test out of the reading sequence before taking this course. Course rotation: All semesters. General Education: Core – Inquiry & Analysis.

 

BIOL 1210 – Introduction to Biodiversity Lab – 0 credit hours

Lab component for BIOL 1214. Corequisite: BIOL 1214.

 

BIOL 1214 – Introduction to Biodiversity – 4 credit hours

Provides an introductory study of the ecology, evolution, and biodiversity of life. Labs focus on a survey of life from bacteria through vascular plants and vertebrates. Prerequisite: MATH 1013 or minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 26. Corequisite: BIOL 1210. Course rotation: All semesters. General Education: Core – Application & Integration of Knowledge.

 

BIOL 2100 – Microbiology Lab – 0 credit hours

Lab component for BIOL 2104. Corequisite: BIOL 2104.

 

BIOL 2104 – Microbiology – 4 credit hours

Provides a fundamental and applied approach to microbiological study, emphasizing prokaryotic cell structure, physiology, metabolism, and genetics and introducing microbial diversity (virology, parasitology, and mycology) and immunology. The laboratory is a two-hour series that correlates with the lecture. Lab skills include standard microbiological techniques, scientific inquiry and analysis, and bacterial identifications. Students will develop discipline-specific scientific writing skills by using primary literature reviews and writing formal scientific research reports. Prerequisites: Two semesters of college biology and one semester of college chemistry, with minimum grades of C. Corequisite: BIOL 2100.

BIOL 2614 – Human Anatomy – 4 credit hours

An introduction to the anatomy of the human body. Includes the study of major tissues and major body systems. It employs the use of microscopy, models and dissection in laboratory settings. Attention is paid to the needs of pre-health science majors. A two-hour lab supports the topics of the lecture portion of the course. Course rotation: Fall and spring.

 

BIOL 2624 – Human Physiology – 4 credit hours

An introduction to the physiology of the human body. Includes the study of the physiology of major body systems. Course includes instruction on homeostasis and basic cellular physiology. Attention is paid to the needs of pre-health science majors. A two-hour lab supports the topics of the lecture portion of the course. Prerequisite: BIOL 2614 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent. Course rotation: Fall and spring.

 BIOL 3103 – Cell Biology – 3 credit hours

An integration of biological, chemical, and physical aspects of the cell. Lectures emphasize molecular processes in the cell including organelle structure and function, membranes, cytoskeleton, respiration, trafficking, and signaling. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204 and BIOL 1214 and CHEM 1224 with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 3322 and CHEM 3323. Course rotation: Spring.

 

BIOL 3204 – Genetics – 4 credit hours

A study of the major features of heredity, including patterns of transmission; the nature of hereditary information; and the structure, replication, expression, and regulation of this information. Integrated laboratory exercises focus on the patterns of transmission, the nature of RNA, DNA, and chromosomes, and the regulation of gene expression. Modern genetic techniques – such as gel electrophoresis, DNA transformation, and PCR – will be employed. Prerequisites: BIOL 1204 and BIOL 1214 and CHEM 1224 with a minimum grade of C. Course rotation: Fall. General Education: Intermediate – Communication; Intermediate – Inquiry & Analysis.

CHEM 1210 – General Chemistry I Lab – 0 credit hours

Lab component of CHEM 1214. Corequisite: CHEM 1214.

 

CHEM 1214 – General Chemistry I with Lab – 4 credit hours

Deals with the structure of the atom and matter, nomenclature, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and chemical bonding. A two-hour laboratory series is included that correlates with the course’s concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 1013, unless waiver requirements are met. Corequisite: CHEM 1210. Course rotation: Fall. General Education: Core – Inquiry & Analysis.

 

CHEM 1220 – General Chemistry II Lab – 0 credit hours

Lab component of CHEM 1224. Corequisite: CHEM 1224.

 

CHEM 1224 – General Chemistry II with Lab – 4 credit hours

Continuation of General Chemistry I, this course deals with kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, solutions, pH, radiation, and biological compounds. A two-hour laboratory series is included that correlates with the course’s concepts. Prerequisite: CHEM 1214 with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: CHEM 1220. Course rotation: Spring. General Education: Core – Inquiry & Analysis.

 

CHEM 3312 – Organic Chemistry I Laboratory – 2 credit hours

Presents a four-hour laboratory series that correlates with concepts in Organic Chemistry I Lecture. Common organic laboratory techniques like distillations and recrystalizations as well as safe means of performing and analyzing simple organic reactions are covered. Formal lab reporting methods are developed. Must be taken concurrently with the associated lecture CHEM 3313. Prerequisite: CHEM 1224 with a minimum grade of C. Course rotation: Fall.

 

CHEM 3313 – Organic Chemistry I Lecture – 3 credit hours

Lecture presents the chemistry of carbon compounds: alkenes, alkynes, alkyl, halides, alcohols, ethers, and esters. Also includes nomenclature, preparations, reactions, reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. Must be taken concurrently with the associated lab CHEM 3312. Prerequisite: CHEM 1224 with a minimum grade of C. Course rotation: Fall.

 

CHEM 3322 – Organic Chemistry II Laboratory – 2 credit hours

Presents a four-hour laboratory series that correlates with concepts in Organic Chemistry II Lecture. More involved organic reactions, analytical methods, and qualitative organic analysis are covered. Higher level conceptual analysis of the laboratory observations are developed. Must be taken concurrently with associated lecture CHEM 3323. Prerequisites: CHEM 3313 and CHEM 3312, both with a minimum grade of C. Course rotation: Spring.

 

CHEM 3323 – Organic Chemistry II Lecture – 3 credit hours

Continuation of Organic Chemistry I Lecture, including the study of the chemistry of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, aromatic compounds, amines, amides, and biological compounds. Also includes some spectroscopy introduction: nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, and mass spectroscopy. Must be taken concurrently with the associated lab CHEM 3322. Prerequisites: CHEM 3313 and 3312, both with a minimum grade of C. Course rotation: Spring.

 

CHEM 4104 – Biochemistry – 4 credit hours

Provides the material for a comprehensive undergraduate biochemistry course. Topics include production of biochemically useful energy, biochemical pathways, the structure and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein structure and functions, and the structures of lipids and nucleic acids. The required laboratory will provide correlating exercises. Prerequisite: CHEM 3323 with a minimum grade of C or instructor’s permission. Course rotation: Varies.

MATH 1013 – College Algebra – 3 credit hours

Familiarizes students with standard mathematics functions and other algebra content. Topics include linear, non-linear, inverse, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations, linear and quadratic inequalities. Additional topics may include but are not limited to conic sections, matrices, and determinants. Problem-solving techniques will be discussed with and without the use of technology. Prerequisite: MATH 0923 or placement. Course rotation: All semesters. General Education: Core – Inquiry & Analysis.

MATH 1124 – Precalculus – 4 credit hours

Explores algebraic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, and their inverses, graphs, matrices, vectors, conics, and applications. A graphic calculator is used. Note: This course is a prerequisite for MATH 2315 and MATH 2503. Prerequisite: MATH 1013 or placement. Course rotation: All semesters. General Education: Core – Inquiry & Analysis.

MATH 2203 – Introduction to Statistics – 3 credit hours

Content includes descriptive statistics for one and two variables, elementary probability theory, random variables, discrete probability distributions, and continuous probability distributions with emphasis on the normal distribution.  Prerequisite: MATH 1003 or MATH 1013 or instructor’s permission. Course rotation: All semesters.

 

MATH 2315 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus I – 5 credit hours

An introduction to analytic geometry, functions, limits, and continuity, the derivative and applications, the differential, integration and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 1124 or equivalent. Course rotation: All semesters. General Education: Intermediate – Inquiry & Analysis; Intermediate – Application & Integration of Knowledge.

PHYS 2114 – College Physics I – 4 credit hours

A non-calculus based introduction to models of physical phenomena including conservation of energy, three-phrase matter, mechanical energies, oscillations, particle models of matter, bond energy, and thermal energy, thermodynamics, ideal gas, entropy, Bernoulli’s principle, solid-state energy-density, and linear transport. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual analysis, graphical interpretation, and communication. A laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: MATH 1124 or equivalent. Course rotation: Fall.

 

PHYS 2124 – College Physics II – 4 credit hours

A continuation of College Physics I, including the following physical models: Galilean space-time, momentum conservation, angular momentum conservation, Newtonian mechanics, harmonic motion, electrical and magnetic models including fields, forces, and potentials, waves, interference, and optics. A laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in PHYS 2114. Course rotation: Spring.

PSYC 1003 – Principles of Psychology – 3 credit hours

Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Fundamental facts, theories, concepts and principles of psychology are included. Course rotation: Fall and spring. General Education: Core – Inquiry & Analysis.

PSYC 3033 – Psychopathology – 3 credit hours

The origins, development, and treatment of psychopathological behavior. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and sophomore standing or above. Course rotation: Spring.

 PSYC 3403 – Social Psychology – 3 credit hours

A study of human behavior in terms of personality and situational variables. Major topics covered include attitude formation and change, aggression, attraction, social cognition, prejudice, and group processes. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and sophomore standing or above. Course rotation: Fall.

 

PSYC 3603 – Behavioral Analysis – 3 credit hours

A study of the theory and techniques of behavioral change utilizing the principles of conditioning. Application relevant to health-centered and educational settings is emphasized. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and sophomore standing or above. Course rotation: Spring.

PSYC 4403 – Physiological Psychology – 3 credit hours

An introduction to the biological basis of behavior. Neural, sensory, motor, and chemical structures and functions will be examined in relation to emotions, learning and memory, perception, and psychopathology. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and junior standing or above. Course rotation: Spring.

 

PSYC 4703 – Research Methods & Statistics I – 3 credit hours

Introduces the student to conducting research in the behavioral sciences. Concepts and application emphasized are ethics in research, exploring the literature, types of research variables, validity and descriptive statistics. In addition, each student will design an independent research project to be completed in PSYC 4903. Prerequisites: PSYC 1003 and MATH 1013, unless mathematics waiver requirements are met. Course rotation: Alternate fall. General Education: Intermediate – Communication; Intermediate – Engaged Local & Global Citizenship.

 

PSYC 4903 – Research Methods & Statistics II – 3 credit hours

Continuation of Research Methods, this class provides an overview of experimental designs and inferential statistics with an emphasis on selecting the appropriate statistical analysis for each experimental design. The student will demonstrate understanding of experimental methods by conducting the independent research project designed in Research Methods and presenting the results in a public forum. Prerequisite: PSYC 4703. Course rotation: Alternate spring. General Education: Mastery – Communication; Mastery – Inquiry & Analysis; Mastery – Engaged Local & Global Citizenship; Mastery – Application & Integration of Knowledge.

SCI 4DS3 – Psychophysiology Capstone Course – 3 credit hours

An interdisciplinary (biology, chemistry, and psychology) research project. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of the psychophysiology faculty. General Education: Mastery – Communication; Mastery – Inquiry & Analysis; Mastery – Engaged Local & Global Citizenship; Mastery – Application & Integration of Knowledge.