The entire goal of science is to describe and understand the way things work. What could be more interesting and exciting? In this course you’ll learn how energy and forces make things move, and you’ll have at least a few moments to sit in awe at the realization that you finally understand something that you’ve wondered about since you were a kid. We’ll work to build your confidence in science, inspire your scientific curiosity, and prepare you to incorporate science education standards into your future classrooms. The topics we’ll cover include energy, waves, heat, density, pressure, buoyancy, projectile motion, and Newton’s Laws of motion. You’ll engage in scientific investigation and engineering design to deepen your understanding of core ideas, make use of real data/models, examine the actual practice of science and engineering, and create lesson plans for age-appropriate audiences that synthesize core principles from this course.
In the immediate future all countries will need to seek and develop sources of additional energy to power their technological societies. This course will apply logical analysis to the present and future developments of alternate energy sources (e.g., solar energy, geothermal power, nuclear reactors, etc.) and will show the impact on the physical environment by human beings' growth demand for energy.
An introduction to prefixes, root words, combining forms, and suffixes, which are the component parts used to build medical terminology; these terms are then defined. Abbreviations, acronyms, eponyms, medical specialties/professions, drug highlights, information on diagnostic tests and human anatomy are integrated throughout. Restricted to HSC majors by permission of the Health Sciences Program Director.
An examination of the solar system, including the sun, moon, Earth, planets, and their satellites, asteroids, comets, and metros. Among the topics to be considered are: the cyclic nature of motion in the solar system, the exploration of the solar system by spacecraft, the history of the solar system, and the search for extraterrestrial life in the solar system.
This course is designed to help students evaluate eating habits in terms of quantity and distribution of nutrients. The sources and functions of six classes of nutrients are discussed as well as energy requirements and balance. The special needs of pregnancy, infancy, and of the elderly are examined, and diet-health issues are explored. Lecture and experiential learning projects.
There are various processes on earth that are driven not only by the earth itself, but also by the atmosphere, water, and terrestrial biome. Physical geography is the study of these processes and how they shape the earth's environment. This introductory course will provide an overview of these processes and explore the patterns that they create through observing them with a hands on GIS based approach.
This course will focus on the multidisciplinary aspects of art conservation and preservation. We will examine how works of art can be altered by exposure to environmental conditions and organisms. We will examine how conservationists research an artwork to develop a strategy to restore the work to as close to its original state as possible. This course will fulfill the Natural Sciences-General Education requirement. Note: prior knowledge of art and chemistry would be beneficial. (Cross-listed with CHM 215)
What is climate change and what does it mean to business? This course will explore those questions by first learning about the science behind climate change and the role that human activity is having in warming the planet at an unprecedented rate. The potential impacts that a warming planet will have to our way of life will also be examined, as well as how they, in turn, will change the way companies, industries, and whole sectors will (or will not) operate. This will include a discussion of the mitigation and adaption strategy options that are available through public policy and business leadership along with the business and functional level strategies necessary in the emerging “climate economy”. These changes and choices are certain to have impacts on business owners, employees, and customers for decades to come. Cross-listed with BUS 224.
This course will help students gain a deeper appreciation for the role of sports nutrition in endurance and strength dependent activities, and strengthen decision making about food and supplement choices for individuals who desire sustained energy. Some of the concepts that will be discussed include how to build a high energy diet, the science of meal timing for optimal sports performance, the use of sports supplements and engineering sports foods, doping in sports and weight gain and weight loss for sports. Students will be encouraged to share their own sports.
This course will examine the body's response to stress and/or trauma as a result of physical activity. Mechanism of injury, injury classification, signs/symptoms, treatment, and prevention protocols of commonly occurring injuries with activity will be covered. Practical application of human anatomy structure and function is a major component of this course. In addition, a weekly one-hour lab session with an emphasis on anatomical structure identification and palpation is required. Restricted to HSC majors or by permission of the Health Sciences Program Director. Students cannot receive credit for SCI 240 and PED 240.
BIO 201 and BIO 201L
This course will focus on the etiology, pathology, and clinical signs and symptoms of common orthopedic injuries occurring with physical activity. In addition to the lecture component, a 3 hour lab focusing on evaluative clinical specialty tests is required. At the completion of this course, the students will possess injury assessment skills to perform a basic orthopedic examination of the upper and lower extremity, trunk, and spine. This course is open to Health Sciences and pre-med or pre-PA students only.
SCI 240 w/ lab with a minimum grade of C
A study of topics from various fields of the biological and physical sciences not covered in the regular science curriculum. The choice of topics to be determined by the students' and faculty interest and background. The course will allow students to study a specialized area or series of areas.
Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Through lectures, laboratory demonstration and class projects, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of how the physical properties of movement apply to the human body. The biomechanical basis of normal human movement will be explored via basic analysis and the assessment skills of goniometry, manual muscle testing and muscle length testing. An introduction to research literature in this area will be provided via journal reviews.
BIO 201/201L , BIO 202/202L
Physiologic adjustments and adaptations to varying conditions of physical activity are explored. Topics for study include physiological aspects of humans in sports and exercise, environmental effects on human performance, the role nutrition plays in fitness and activity, and application of physiological principles to the training and conditioning process. The course is presented as a systems approach. Students must also register for the two hour exercise physiology Lab. Restricted to HSC, NTR, and PED majors or by permission of the Health Sciences Program Director.
BIO 201 & BIO 202 with a minimum grade of C- or higher in each course