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These are the current course descriptions including any pre- and co-requisites.
BIO 105 -  Principles of Human Anatomy & Physiology
3 Credits

A survey of the morphology and function of the human body. The intent of this course is to provide each student with the intellectual competence to manage his/her own health concerns; laboratory included.

BIO 107 - Principles of Biology
4 Credits

Biology for the informed citizen. This course is a survey of the basic concepts of biology underlying the complex issues we face every day ranging from life at the cellular level to the health of our planet as a whole. Whether making personal healthcare decisions or voting for sound environmental policies, everyone needs a solid foundation in the science of biology.

Topics covered include the scientific method; cell structure and function; genetics; biotechnology; evolution; biodiversity of plants, animals and microbes; population ecology; ecosystems, and current issues in biology; laboratory included.

BIO 201 - General Biology: Cells, Genetics & Evolution
4 Credits

An in-depth study of the basic concepts of biology including cellular organization and function, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and Darwinian evolution. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included. 

BIO 202 - General Biology: Botany, Zoology & Ecology
4 Credits

A survey of botany, zoology, and ecology; this lab based course will introduce students to current scientific research in these fields. Moving from basic understandings, students will begin to practice botany and ecology in an applied manner and learn to clearly communicate the results of that work, laboratory included.

BIO 203 - General Biology: Anatomy & Physiology
4 Credits

This course provides a basis of the structure and function of all major organ systems and their integration. This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in the biological sciences; laboratory included.

BIO 210 - Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course
4 Credits

This course is a comprehensive introduction to biotechnology; the applied technology of biological systems in scientific research and industrial processes. It begins with a review of laboratory skills essential to the use of biotechnology, including safety, keeping laboratory notebooks, measuring volume and mass, making solutions, writing Standard Operating Procedures. 

Fundamental biotechniques covered includes DNA electrophoresis, restriction digest, DNA quantification, bacterial transformation, expression and purification of recombinant proteins, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Bradford protein assay, SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, western blotting, and ELISA. The course concludes with the selection, experimental design, data analysis, and communication of research project ideas. Ancillary topics include bioethics and biotech careers vignettes.

Prerequisites: BIO 201, CHM 109.

BIO 224 - Botany
4 Credits

A survey of the plant kingdom including morphology, physiology, and ecology of plants and plant communities; laboratory included.

Prerequisite: BIO 202. 

BIO 227 - Microbiology
4 Credits

A comprehensive study of the morphology, physiology, and genetics of algae, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses (primary emphasis on bacteria). Included laboratory emphasizes sterile culture techniques and identification of unknown cultures.

Prerequisite: BIO 201. Co-requisite: CHM 110.

BIO 247 - Medical Terminology I
1 Credit

A two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas.

Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 203.

BIO 248 - Medical Terminology II
1 Credit

Second class in a two-class sequence in terminology pertaining to modern medicine, current disease and treatment of disease, and other allied health areas.

Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 203.

BIO 252 - Human Nutrition
3 Credits
A study of the biological foundations of nutrition, its biological and physiological phenomena and its association with health issues, laboratory included. 

Prerequisites: BIO 201, BIO 203, and CHM 109.

BIO 330 - Ecology
4 Credits

An introductory course in basic ecology, the study of the flows of matter and energy in nature, and the relationship between living things and the environment. This includes relationships between individuals, populations, and ecosystems, and changes over time. Include laboratory will be field and microcosm explorations.

Prerequisites: BIO 202 and CHM 109.

BIO 341 - Human Anatomy
4 Credits

A system-based study of the human anatomy. Includes a cadaver-based laboratory exploration of human gross anatomy.

Prerequisite: BIO 203. 

BIO 342 - Human Physiology
4 Credits

An examination of the major physiological systems, their function, and their integration, which includes the nervous, muscular, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, renal, digestive, and reproductive systems. Laboratory included.

Prerequisite: BIO 203. Co-requisite: CHM 110. Not open to students with credit for BIO 242.

BIO 366 - Genetics
4 Credits

A survey of major principles of Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics and the societal issues raised by recent advances in this field; laboratory included.

Prerequisite: BIO 201. 

BIO 444 - Immunology
4 Credits

A study of the theoretical foundations and clinical applications of immunology; laboratory included.

Prerequisites: BIO 201and 203; CHM 110. Not open to students with credit for BIO 344.

BIO 469 - Cell & Molecular Biology
4 Credits

A study of processes common to life at the cellular level including: biochemical and structural organizations, membrane function, motility, signal transduction, growth, division and genetic regulation of the cell.

Prerequisites: BIO 201and 203.

BIO 2/3/482 - Directed Topics
2-4 Credits

This course gives the student experience in helping teach a college science laboratory. Students enrolled in this course will aid in lab preparations, teaching of labs, and/or design of experiments. Course may be taken more than once for a total of no more than eight credit hours and applies toward the major. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

Prerequisites: Junior standing; consent of the instructor, and academic advisor.

BIO 2/3/485 - Special Topics
4 Credits

Study in an area of interest related to biology. May be taken more than once.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BIO 2/3/486 - Independent Research
1-8 Credits

Laboratory and/or field research in which a student pursues an investigation of a selected area. Includes Honors Program research.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor, division chairperson.

CHM 109 - General Chemistry I
4 Credits

Foundations of chemistry for Science majors. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, phases of matter, chemical energetics, molecular geometry; includes laboratory.

Co-requisite: MTH 102 or equivalent placement.

CHM 110 - General Chemistry II
4 Credits

Continuation of basic principles of chemistry: solutions, equilibria; acids and bases; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; descriptive inorganic and organic chemistry. Laboratory experiments in conjunction with the theory.

Prerequisite: CHM 109 with a minimum grade of C. 

CHM 229 - Organic Chemistry I
4 Credits

A study of the fundamental theory and laboratory techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include reactions of functional groups, reaction theory, and stereochemistry.

Prerequisite: CHM 110. Co-requisite: BIO 201. 

CHM 451 - Biochemistry
4 Credits

Advanced study of the molecular basis of biological systems emphasizing the relationship between structure and properties, energetics, kinetics, and metabolic pathways. Laboratory included.

Prerequisites: BIO 201; CHM 229.

ENV 111 - Astronomy
3 Credits

Study of the heavens. Topics include the life cycle of stars, phases of the moon, a descriptive study of the planets and constellations, and the evolution of our concept of the universe from Ptolemaic beliefs to modern cosmology. Includes laboratory. 

ENV 113 - Geology
4 Credits

An introduction to physical geology with an emphasis on those processes acting to create rocks and minerals, landforms, and structures in and on the earth. Includes laboratory. 

ENV 115 - Environmental Science
4 Credits

Study the complex relationships between the Earth, the atmosphere, and living things, with a critical evaluation of human impacts on natural processes. This is an interdisciplinary class that builds from topics that include meteorology, oceanography, biology, chemistry, physics, and economics. Discover the science behind real world problems facing society and emerging solutions to those problems. Includes laboratory.

Not open to students with credit for ENV 110 and 112 and 114.

ENV 116L - Food, Water & Energy
4 Credits

This course is a survey of three critical elements of the human environment, food, water and energy. It includes human’s search for these necessary quantities and how their exploitation by the human race impacts the environment in general. This class integrates food, water and energy with environmental exploration and describes the natural world and how humans affect it.

ENV 240 - Understanding NEPA
3 Credits

An introduction to the working language of environmental policy and management as mandated by the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and the Clean Water Act. Emphasis will be placed on learning to understand, comment on, and write Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and permits required by the Clean Water Act.

Prerequisites: BIO 107 or BIO 203; ENV 110 or ENV 115.

ENV 320 - Water Resource Management
3 Credits

An exploration of watersheds, stream ecology, and water as a human resource. The course will examine aquatic ecosystems, human impacts on water resources, and the growing freshwater crisis. Course contains a significant field-based lab experience.

Prerequisite: BIO 107 or BIO 202.

ENV 330 - Ichthyology: Natural History of Fish
4 Credits

An introduction to fish, a very important and familiar group of living organisms. Examines fish diversity, adaptations, and ecology. The social and economic importance of fish in modern society will also be touched upon, especially as these relate to conservation and management of populations. Included laboratory will involve hands-on fish capturing and identification.

Prerequisites: BIO 107 or 201.

ENV 335 - Ornithology: The Science of Birds
4 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the world of birds. It covers ecology, behavior, anatomy, physiology, and diversity of this common, widespread, and fascinating group of organisms. Included laboratory will be primarily field based, and will include observing and interacting with wild birds.

Prerequisites: BIO 107 or 201.

ENV 386/486 - Independent Study
1-3 Credits

ENV 497 - Internship & Capstone
1-3 Credits

An intensive class investigation into an environmental problem in central Ohio. Students will be involved in the direction of the course. Students will also be active in an internship of their choice, working at least 50 hours per credit hour on real world environmental problems. Class time will involve reflections on this experience. Three credits are required for program completion.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor, and successful completion of at least 12 semester credits in the major. 

EXSC 100 - Physical Education Activity Classes
1 credit each

Emphasize basic skills, techniques, and the recreational value for a variety of sports. A maximum of 4 credits of the Physical Education 100 series may apply toward graduation requirements. All sections are coeducational.

Activity courses that are offered include the following: aerobics, badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, horseback riding, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and weight training and conditioning.

Not open to students with credit in PEH 100.

EXSC 121 - Health Education
3 Credits

A basic course in personal, community, and school health including such topics as drugs, mental health, consumer health, and a healthful school environment.

Not open to student with credit in PEH 121, PEH 125, or EXSC 125.

EXSC 122 - First Aid
3 Credits

A course that includes the basic principles of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and emergency care.

Not open to students with credit in PEH 122.

EXSC 125 - Introduction to Exercise, Health & Nutrition
3 Credits

This course will examine the components that contribute to the concept of health and wellness. Theories and principles of health promotion and disease prevention on local, national, and international levels will be explored. Topics to be covered include health beliefs and behaviors, community health, Healthy People 2010, fitness, mental health, stress management, nutrition, disease prevention, drug usage, cultural differences, and health promotion. Content will be applied in education situations.

Not open to students with credit for PEH 125.

EXSC 210 - Electrocardiography (EKG) Analysis
3 Credits

This course provides a basic understanding of the electrical activity of both normal and abnormal heart rhythms. Students will learn to read and interpret an electrocardiogram (EKG).

Prerequisite: BIO 203

EXSC 214 - Introduction to Pharmacology
3 Credits

This course provides a basic understanding of commonly used drugs, supplements, and medications currently involved in exercise and health. This course will also examine the effects of these drugs, supplements, and medications on exercise tolerance and performance.

Prerequisite: BIO 203. Not open to students who have taken BIO 109.

EXSC 218 - Motor Learning
4 Credits

This course provides a basic clinical understanding of motor learning and how this occurs; particularly how motor skills are learned and re-learned. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisite: PEH 125 or EXSC 125. Not open to students who have taken PEH 350.

EXSC 240 - Introduction to Kinesiology
3 Credits

This is an introductory course that describes the movement of the body during various activities. Focus is placed on the physical movement and how this pertains to different activities and populations.

Prerequisite: PEH 125 or EXSC 125. Not open to students who have taken PEH 240.

EXSC 241 - The Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
3 Credits

A study of the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries related to physical education and sport. Includes practical experience both in the classroom and training room.

Not open to student with credit in PEH 241.

EXSC 253 - Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
3 Credits

This course will examine the unique nutritional needs for sport and physical activity. This course is designed to help students develop and analyze appropriate nutritional plans for sport and physical activity. Topics will include training, recovery, nutrition during exercise, hydration and supplements.

Prerequisites: BIO 203, BIO 252 and CHM 109.

EXSC 262 - Introduction to Pathophysiology
3 Credits

This course provides a basic understanding of disease and the physiology behind the disease. This course will provide a basis in recognizing and understanding specific diseases in unhealthy populations.

Prerequisite: BIO 203.

EXSC 354 - Exercise Physiology
4 Credits

A study of muscle action. This course studies the effects of acute and chronic exercise on the human body. Laboratory included.
Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 203.

EXSC 355 - Personal Training
3 Credits

This course provides a knowledge base of personal/corporate fitness training. Students will learn techniques, exercises, handling of clients, and administrative work involved with personal training.

Prerequisite: BIO 342.

EXSC 370 - Biomechanics
4 Credits

This course provides an in-depth understanding of how the components of the musculoskeletal system produce human movement. Students will also learn how the body deals with every day external forces placed on joints and the effects of aging.

Prerequisites: BIO 341 and 342.

EXSC 480 - Exercise Testing & Prescription
4 Credits

This course integrates previous knowledge learned as an Exercise Science major into assessing and prescribing exercise for different populations. Special populations and diseased populations will also be discussed; includes laboratory.

Prerequisite: EXSC 354.

EXSC 1/2/3/485 - Special Topics
1 - 4 Credits

EXSC 2/3/486 - Independent Study 
1 - 4 Credits

EXSC 497 - Internship in Exercise Science
1 - 4 Credits

This is a supervised internship of 40 work hours per credit hour for students wishing to seek employment in a professional work place (e.g. personal trainer, corporate fitness, and so forth). The student will arrange the internship and preceptor of choice and set up this arrangement with the advisor. Grading is on a pass/fail basis.

Prerequisites: Exercise Science major; EXSC 480; and 3.000 cumulative grade-point average.

MTH 140 - Introduction to Statistics
3 Credits

An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data.

The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use of mathematical software.

Prerequisite: MTH 102 or placement.

MTH 240 - Calculus I
4 Credits

Topics include relations and functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, Mean Value Theorem, extrema, curve sketching, related rates, differentiation of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, introduction to Integral Calculus, the fundamental theorems of Calculus, elementary methods of integration, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software.

Prerequisite: MTH 160 or placement.