Examines biological structures and processes from the level of molecules to ecosystems. The course is designed to provide a factual and methodological overview of the field, emphasizing the unit of life, genetics, evolution, classification of organisms in the Kingdoms of life and ecology. The practicals offer hands-on experience with the organisms, equipment and protocols used by biologists to determine cell/animal structures, isolate DNA, produce genetically modified organisms, track the spread of diseases, and identify suspects from crime scenes. The course is intended for non-science majors.
Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 4
Introduces the major chemical and biological principles through the study of the human body and emphasizes the interrelationships between the body organ systems. Systems physiology, diseases, nutrition, genetics, and human ecology are the major topics. This is the second course in a two-term sequence of Biology courses for non-majors. The BIOL200 Laboratory is designed to reinforce understanding of the topics covered in lectures.
Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, BIOL150. Credits: 4
Brief review of fundamentals including stoichiometry, atomic structure, and chemical bonding. Other topics include thermo chemistry, gas laws, properties of solution, and inorganic coordination compounds. Intended primarily for science/engineering majors.
Prerequisites: None. Credits: 4
The course covers the following topics: a) Electrical Quantities and Circuit Variables (charge, current, voltage, resistance, power and energy units), b) Circuit Modelling (sources, circuit elements, Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws, c) Circuit Reduction Techniques (series, parallel, voltage divider, current divider, delta-star conversion, voltage and current source conversions), d) Circuit Analysis Techniques (mesh and loop current analysis, node voltage analysis), e) Circuit Theorems (maximum power transfer, superposition, Thevenin and Norton), f) Energy Storage Circuit Elements, g) Complex Number Theory (complex plane, polar forms, conversions), h) AC Circuits (sinusoidal waveforms, phase, R.M.S. average values, phasors, analysis using node voltages, loop currents and branch currents).Prerequisites: None Credits: 4
Topics to be covered in this course include Logic gates and Boolean Algebra, Combinational Logic, Arithmetic Circuits and common MSI Logic Circuits, Latches, Flip-flops, Registers and Counters, NMOS and CMOS based Logic Gates. The course also includes lab hours with examples based on Digital systems design using Matlab SW. Prerequisite: MATH150 Credits: 4
Course includes an overview of the problems, perspectives, and methods of the engineering profession. Modelling of real-world problems for purposes of optimization, decision-making and design is analyzed. Practical techniques of problem formulation and analysis are also presented. Additionally, practice drawings are explained, and assigned drawings are completed by students both during lab periods and outside of class.
Prerequisites: None. Credits: 4
Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the physical sciences. The course covers Newtonian physics and then moves on to some aspects of quantum theory and nuclear physics. Students explore how different elements interact in chemical reactions. In the second half of the course, students see how several basic principles are applied in such fields as astronomy, geology and meteorology. Laboratory classes are used to illustrate concepts discussed in the lectures. No prior knowledge of physics or chemistry is assumed.
Prerequisites: GE105, IT100, MATH150 Credits: 4
Course focuses on basic and current understandings of physics’ problems and principles. Some of the topics to be studied include motion, forces, energy, and chemical reactions. Students will also be learning about machines, electricity, and magnetism. As students learn about each of the above mentioned topics, will be conducting laboratory activities. For these activities students will be paired with one or more of their classmates.
Focuses on fundamental topics of physics including waves, optics, sound, heat, electricity, circuits magnetic and electromagnetic fields, and thermodynamics. Prerequisite(s): MATH150, PH100 Credits: 4