BIOLOGY 120B – Human Health and Pathology
Course material will include an overview of human biology with an emphasis on practical application of preventive health measures and wellness. Lecture and discussion will revolve around the study of structure, function and pathology of organ systems. Laboratories will be conducted during regular class periods and include listening to the heart and lungs with the stethoscope, EKG, and reaction times. Open to all students but counts toward a major in biology only with department approval.
BIOLOGY 215 – Genetics
Prerequisites: Biology 170 and 180
This course will examine the scope and significance of modern genetic principles. Lecture and lab topics will include molecular and Mendelian genetics, protein synthesis, recombinant DNA, genetic engineering, effects of stressors upon genetic systems, human genetics, and population genetics. Particular attention will be paid to learning how to apply basic genetic principles to biological problems and to developing analytical skills.
BIOLOGY 325 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Prerequisites: Biology 170 and 180 and one upper-level biology course
Students will learn about the major systems of the human body in both lecture and laboratory. Topics to be discussed include the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Disease states will also be discussed. Laboratories will focus on the anatomy and physiology of each system as they are discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Laboratories will include dissection. Assessment will include 3 written examinations, lab practical examinations, and a final examination. Offered every year.
BIOLOGY 328 - Electron Microscopy
Prerequisites: Biology 170 and 180
This course deals with the preparation of rat tissues, sectioning, and staining followed by the study of the basic structure and normal function of cells and tissues of this organism by means of light and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). In addition, human abnormalities, primarily cancers, virus infections, and autoimmune diseases are studied by light, immunomicroscopy, and electron microscopy (TEM). Each student captures image information on cells in a normal animal organ, and on cells of a human abnormality, primarily a specific cancer type, or autoimmune disease relating to this same organ and assembles this information into a paper for presentation. In addition various organisms, primarily insects, are viewed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and image information is captured.
EDUC 111 - Human Development: Birth through Middle Childhood
No prerequisites, but concurrent registration in Educ 120. Every year.
The course focuses upon the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and moral development of children from birth through middle childhood. Emphasis is placed upon the interactions of nature and social/cultural contexts that explain the wide range of diversity of students of this age level. Family constellations will be of particular focus. The course provides an examination of human development prior to age three to acquaint the student with knowledge about children prior to their entry into formal education and provides an examination of human development through middle childhood years so students acquire an appreciation for the full range of human development related to early and middle childhood. The course is designed for students seeking licensure in either Early or Middle Childhood. Field experience of approximately 5 hours is required.
EDUC 113 - Human Development and Learning Theory: Adolescence through Young Adult
No prerequisites, but completion of Educ 111 is recommended. For students who have not completed Educ 111, concurrent registration is required. Every year.
The course is an extension of the content developed in Educ 111 and is designed for students seeking multi-age licensure in art, drama/theater, foreign language, music, and special education. The course focuses upon the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development of the adolescent through young adult school-age population. Emphasis is place upon interactions of nature and social/cultural contexts that explain the wide range of diversity of students. Field experience of approximately 5 hours is required.
HFS 250N - Nutrition
This course will examine basic nutritional needs in relation to macronutrients (i.e. carbohydrates, protein and fat) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals). Emphasis will be placed on analysis of food intake as it relates to healthy body function and the relationship between sound nutrition and the prevention of disease. Additional topics will include caloric intake versus caloric output and controlling the food environment. Students will perform computerized analyses of their personal food intake.
Phil 200R - Race, Gender, Science and Medicine
In Race, Gender, Science and Medicine students will critically analyze: 1. The role of race and gender in science and medicine; i.e. how these impact the doing of science and medicine. 2. How science and medicine have studied race and gender. 3. The interaction between science, medicine, and marginalized people. We will look at variety of views on these issues, assess the evidence and arguments that are presented to us through our texts and hopefully have energetic class discussions about the material. You will be assessed through quizzes, written assignments, and a final project. This course is reading intensive.
PSYC 212 - Health Psychology
Prerequisite: Psychology 107 or another statistics course.
This course introduces students to theory, research and practice in health psychology, emphasizing the promotion and maintenance of health, the identification of causes of particular illnesses, and behavioral prevention and treatment of illness. In addition to a textbook on Health Psychology, students will be expected to read primary literature in professional journals and complete several lab assignments. Lectures will be supplemented by videos and class discussions.
PSYC 231 - Child Development
Zembar, Mary Jo
Prerequisite: Psychology 130 or Education 111 or 112.
The developmental study of children from prenatal development to preadolescence, with emphasis on motor, cognitive, language, social and personality development. Monthly observations of infants and children help students apply theoretical developmental models and research findings. Service-learning 100 is an available option. Final grade is based on essay exams, observation projects, and participation.
PSYC 311 - Behavioral Neuroscience
Prerequisites: Psychology 107 or another statistics course and Psychology 110.
This course provides the student with a solid background in the biological basis of behavior. Topics covered in lectures include the study of neurons, gross and fine neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory systems, and the physiological basis of motivation (thirst, hunger, sex, and sleep), emotions, learning, memory, brain damage, and psychopathology. Final grade is based on four tests, in different formats, a final exam, and laboratory reports on weekly 3-hour laboratory sessions.
THDN 215N - Dance Kinesiology
Understanding how the human body’s anatomical aspects apply to dance training is the goal of this course. We will look at the bone and muscle structures of the human body and their relationship to dance technique, movement efficiency, and injury prevention. Dance experience is not required; however, the course is designed to address dancers’ needs and concerns. Assessment is based on tests, class participation, a project, and in-class assignments.