COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
Below are the course title and course description for each of the courses listed in the curriculum guides. At the end of each course description are printed three numbers, such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom sessions for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the semester hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. 


ASTRONOMY 

ASTR 1010. Astronomy of the Solar System. Astronomy from early ideas of the cosmos to modern observational techniques. Topics include solar system planets, satellites, and minor bodies. The origin and evolution of the solar system.
Prerequisite: MATH 1001 or 1111 and passing or exempting READ 0099. 3-0-3

ASTR 1010L. Laboratory for Astronomy of the Solar System. A laboratory course to augment and
support ASTR 1010.
Corequisite: ASTR 1010. Astronomy of the Solar System. 0-2-1

ASTR 1020. Stellar and Galactic Astronomy. The study of the sun and stars, the physical properties and
evolution, interstellar matter, star clusters, our galaxy and other galaxies, and the origin and evolution of
the Universe. Prerequisite: MATH 1001 or 1111 and passing or exempting READ 0099. 3-0-3

ASTR 1020L. Laboratory for Stellar and Galactic Astronomy. A laboratory course to augment and support ASTR 1020. Corequisite: ASTR 1020, Stellar and Galactic Astronomy. 0-2-1 

 


BIOLOGY

BIOL 1010K. Introduction to Biology I
Areas studied include the chemistry of life, the cell, respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, and genetics. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. This course is intended for non-science pathways only.
Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099. 3-2-4

BIOL 1020K. Introduction to Biology II
Areas covered are organisms in nature and include topics in the kingdoms of life, plant structure and function, systems of the body, evolution, and ecology. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. This course is intended for non-science pathways only.
Prerequisite BIOL 1010K. 3-2-4

BIOL 2000. Introductory Botany. A course to acquaint students with plant structure and function. Emphasis will be placed upon the ecology and recognition of local flora. Corequisite: BIOL 2000L.             Prerequisite: BIOL 2107K or permission of the instructor and passing or exempting READ 0099. 3-0-3

BIOL 2000L. Laboratory for Introductory Botany. A laboratory course to augment and support BIOL 2000.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIOL 2000, Introductory Botany. 0-2-1

BIO 2107K. Principles of Biology I.  The first in a two-semester sequence of biology for science pathways.  Areas emphasized include structure, physiology, bioenergetics, development, genetics, evolution, behavior and ecology of organisms.  Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.  Prerequisite: CHEM 1211K or SCIE 1111. 3-2-4.

BIO 2108K. Principles of Biology II. A continuation of BIOL 1107K for science pathways with laboratory exercises that supplement the lecture material.  Prerequisite: BIOL 1107K. 3-2-4.

BIO 2210K. Anatomy and Physiology I. An introduction to biological processes and anatomic terminology, followed by an integrated study of the structure and function of the human body. Includes study of tissues, organs, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. Prerequisite: BIO 1107K or divisional approval. 3-2-4.

BIO 2211K. Anatomy and Physiology II. A continuation of the study of the anatomy and physiology of the organ systems of man. Animal dissection included in laboratory work. Prerequisite: BIO 2210K or divisional approval. 3-2-4.

BIO 2215K. Microbiology.  A study of microscopic forms of life. Emphasis is placed on infectious diseases highlighting the nature of the organisms, the interrelationship of microorganisms and human hosts, and the prevention and control of infectious diseases of humans. Laboratory work includes studies of microscopy, aseptic technique, culturing, staining methods, disinfection, and disease. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107K or BIOL 2210K. 3-3-4.


CHEMISTRY

CHEM 1211K. Principles of Chemistry I. First in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry.  Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature.  Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. 3-2-4.

CHEM 1212K. Principles of Chemistry II. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry.  Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. Prerequisite: CHEM 1211K. 3-2-4

CHEM 2401K. Organic Chemistry I. The first course in a two-semester sequence covering the chemistry of carbon compounds. Emphasis is placed on synthesis, reactions and reaction mechanisms, and identification of the organic functional groups.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1211K and passing or exempting READ 0099. 3 2 44

CHEM 2402K. Organic Chemistry II. The second course in a two-semester sequence covering the chemistry of carbon compounds. Emphasis is placed on compounds of biological interest including heterocyclic compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, and nuclear acids
Prerequisite: CHEM 2241K. 3-2-4


COMPUTER SCIENCE

CSCI 1301. Computer Science I.  This course includes an overview of computers and programming; problem-solving and algorithm development; simple data types; arithmetic and logical operators; selection structures; repetition structures; text files; arrays (one- and two-dimensional); procedural abstraction and software design; modular programming (including subproograms or the equivalent). 4-0-4.

CSCI 1302. Computer Science II.  This course includes an overview of abstract data types (ADTs); arrays (multi-dimensional) and records; sets and strings; binary files; searching and sorting; introductory algorithm analysis (including Big-O); recursion; pointers and linked lists; software engineering concepts; dynamic data structures (stacks, queues, trees). Prerequisite: CSCI 1301. 4-0-4.


HEALTH

HLTH 1103. Contemporary Health Issues. This course is designed to introduce students to a wide range of health issues while stressing the concept of individual wellness. 3-0-3



HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE 

HLHP 2010. Foundations of Health and Physical Education. Through this course the student explores the history, principles, and philosophical bases of health and physical education. Career opportunities in health and physical education are examined and important leaders and literature reviewed. This course does not satisfy the core curriculum Physical Education requirement. 3-0-3.

HLHP 2015. Fundamentals of Nutrition. This elective course is designed to examine diet and the role of nutrients in body function throughout the life cycle in order to promote changes to increase life expectancy, decrease cardiovascular disease, improve dietary patterns, and contribute to healthy quality of life. 2-0-2

HLHP 2020. Introduction to Athletic Training. The purpose of this required course is to introduce the student to the field of athletic training. Athletic trainers develop and implement strategies and programs to prevent the incidence and/or severity of injuries and illnesses and optimize their clients’ overall health and quality of life. These strategies and programs also incorporate the importance of nutrition and physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in preventing chronic disease. 3-0-3

HLHP 2030. Athletic Injuries. This elective course is designed to provide information on basic injury prevention, identification, and rehabilitation, as well as to examine overall healthcare for recreational and competitive athletes. 2-0-2

HLHP 2040, Strength and Conditioning. This elective course is designed to teach the theoretical basis and principles involved in strength and conditioning programs. Topics include testing, evaluation, effective exercise techniques, and programming to improve physical performance and health. 2-0-2


INTEGRATED SCIENCE 

ISCI 2001. Life/Earth Science. A lab science activity-based and inquiry-based Area F content course for early education pathways. This course emphasizes the characteristics of life, biodiversity/heredity, energy flow, the interdependence of life, the cell, earth systems, and the lithosphere and hydrosphere and
biosphere. These topics are in direct correlation with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) K-5.
Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099. 2-2-3 10

ISCI 2002. Physical Science. A lab science activity-based and inquiry-based Area F content course for
early education pathways. This course emphasizes the concepts of matter, energy, force, and fields. These
topics are in direct correlation with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) K-5.
Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099. 2-2-3


MATHEMATICS

MATH 0097. Fundamentals of Algebra. A study of the real number system and its properties. A review of basic arithmetic concepts with special attention to fractions and decimals. Special emphasis on exploring the language of algebra, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic and literal equations, polynomial operations, factorization, rational expressions and word problems. 4 0 4 (Institutional Credit)

MATH 0099. Intermediate Algebra. A study of the real and complex number systems. Special emphasis on rational expressions, rational exponents, quadratic equations, radicals, graphing, compound
inequalities, complete factorization and word problems. Topics will be investigated through the use of a graphing calculator.
Prerequisite: MATH 0097, or appropriate score on the COMPASS. $3.00 lab fee. 4 0 4 (Institutional Credit)

MATH 1101.  Mathematical Modeling.  This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling using graphical, numerical, symbolic, and verbal techniques to describe and explore real-world data and phenomena.  Emphasis is on the use of elementary functions to investigate and analyze applied problems and questions, supported by the use of appropriate technology, and on effective communication of quatitative concepts and results.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra II in high school or MATH 0099. 3-0-3.

MATH 1111. College Algebra. This course is a fundamental approach to algrebra that incorporates the use of appropriate technology.  Emphasis will be placed on the study of functions, and their graphs, inequalities, and linear, quadratic, piece-wise defined, rational, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.  Appropriate applications will be included.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II in high school or MATH 0099. 3-0-3.

MATH 1113. Precalculus.  This course is designed to to prepare students for calculus, physics, and related technical subjects.  Topics include an intensive study of algebraic and transcendental functions accompanied by analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 1111 or departmental permission. 3-0-3.

MATH 2253.  Calculus I. A course intergrating basic ideas from analytic geometry with the introductory concepts of differential and integral calculus.  Topics include limits, continuity, slope, tangent, rate of change, optimization, derivatives, and integrals.  The Fundamental Theorem of calculus is studied in detail.  Applications are drawn from physics, engineering, business, and economics.  A thorough knowledge of algebraic and trigonometric identities is necessary for success in this course. Prerequisite: MATH 1113. 4-0-4

MATH 2254. Calculus II. A continuation of Calculus I.  Transcendental, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions are defined and their differential and integral properties are studied in detail.  Techniques of integration, such as trigonometric substitution integration by parts, and partial fractions are developed.  Other topics studied include the theory of plane analytic geometry, the relationship between Cartesian and polar coordinates, conic sections, indeterminate forms, L'Hopital's rule, improper integrals, Taylor's formula, the theory of sequences and infinite series, tests for convergence, the power series representation of elementary functions.  Prerequisites: MATH 2253. 4-0-4.

MATH 2280. Introduction to Statistics. An introductory course in statistical decision making methods including sampling, measures of central tendency, frequency distributions, and hypothesis testing.  Prerequisite: MATH 0099. 3-0-3.


MATHEMATICAL LITERACY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

MLCS 0099
(Mathematical Literacy for College Students). This course integrates numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and understanding of functions. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. 4-0-4 (Institutional credit). NOTE: This course is designed for students in non-STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) pathways and is intended as the learning support prerequisite for Math 1001 (Quantitative Skills and Reasoning). This course is not appropriate for STEM pathways who need learning support mathematics. 


PHYSICAL SCIENCE

PHSC 1011. Foundations of Physical Science. A survey of basic principles underlying physical phenomena.  Topics studied include motion, energy, work, wave phenomena, and meteorology.  Perequisites: MATH 1101 or 1111.  3-0-3.

PHSC 1011L. Laboratory for Foundations of Physical Science.  A laboratory course to augment and support PHSC 1011. Corequisite: PHSC 1011. 0-2-1.


PHYSICS

PHYS 1111K. Introductory Physics I. An introductory course which will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves.  Elementary algebra and trigonometry will be used.  Prerequisites: MATH 1113.  3-2-4.

PHYS 1112K. Introductory Physics II. An introductory course which will include material from electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.  Elementary algebra and trigonometry will be used.  Prerequisites: PHYS 1111K.  3-2-4.

PHYS 2211K. Principles of Physics I. An introductory course which will include material from mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves.  Elementary differential calculus will be used.  Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2253.  3-2-4

PHYS 2212K. Principles of Physics II. An introductory course which will include material from electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.  Elementary differential and integral calculus will be used.  Prerequisite: PHYS 2211K and Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2254.  3-2-4.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

PHED 1000. Fitness for Life. A lecture-laboratory course designed to provide the student with physiological, psychological, and sociological evidence of why humans should exercise. Each student develops and implements an individualized fitness program. 1-2-2

PHED 1001. First Aid. A basic first aid course which covers care given to a person who has been injured or suddenly taken ill. 2-0-2

PHED 1002. CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). An American Heart Association curriculum dealing with respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Completion of this course certifies one as a Healthcare Provider (nurses) or a Heart Saver Provider (lay people). $5.00 lab fee. 1-1-1

PHED 1003. CPR Recertification Test for Health Care Professionals. Students are expected to show up for the recertification ready for both a written and skills test in health care CPR. Prerequisites: Proof of previous American Heart Health Care Provider certification. $5.00 lab fee. 1-1-1

PHED 1004, First Aid/CPR. This required course combines instruction in first aid and CPR to provide the student with the basics of care given to a person who has been injured or suddenly taken ill or who has suffered a respiratory or cardiac emergency. 2-0-2 

PHED 1100. Personal Fitness I. Emphasizes an individualized fitness program which includes aerobic, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance activities. 0-2-1

PHED 1101. Personal Fitness II. Course II will allow a student to continue the personalized fitness program for an additional semester. 0-2-1

PHED 1102. Weight Training. Emphasizes weight lifting, circuit training, and cardiovascular endurance. 0-2-1

PHED 1104. Fitness Walking/Aerobics. A course designed to increase fitness, reduce stress, and improve health through the use of aerobics and graded walking techniques. 0-2-1

PHED 1200. Tennis/Golf. Emphasizes the fundamental skills of tennis and golf. 0-2-1

PHED 1201. Tennis/Badminton. Emphasizes the fundamental skills of tennis and badminton. 0-2-1

PHED 1202. Bowling. Emphasizes the fundamental skills of bowling. $40.00 lab fee. 0-2-1

PHED 1210. Badminton. An introduction to badminton stressing the basic skills, rules and strategies of play needed to participate in the sport successfully. 0-2-1.

PHED 1230. Golf. Designed primarily for beginners; emphasis on teaching the basics of the game of golf. Instruction focuses on the grip, stance, and the basic swing pattern. There may be an additional golf fee. 0-2-1.

PHED 1240. Racquetball. A course designed to provide instruction in the rules, strategies, and basic skills necessary to play the sport of racquetball. 0-2-1.

PHED 1250. Beginning Tennis. An introduction to tennis stressing the rules, court etiquette, skill development and the language of the sport. 0-2-1.

PHED 1280. Introduction to Yoga. This course promotes the connection of breath and movement through a dynamic flow of asanas, building strength and flexibility. Classes will generally begin with sun salutations and progress through standing and balancing postures, forward folding, lateral opening, twists, backbends, and inversions. This physical practice helps us to go within ourselves and create a deep,
peaceful awareness of body and mind. By learning and practicing physically challenging flow sequences, your body will begin to rid itself of physical and mental blocks that dwell within. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. This course will also promote the use of yoga for relaxation and meditation. 0-2-1.

PHED 1300. Softball/Volleyball. Emphasizes fundamental skills and team concepts of softball and volleyball. 0-2-1

PHED 1301. Volleyball/Basketball. Emphasizes fundamental skills and team concepts of volleyball and basketball. 0-2-1

PHED 1400. Firearm Safety. An introduction to the rules of safety and operation of the B.B. gun, rifle and hand gun. Successful completion of the course certifies students in Hunter Safety. 0-2-1

PHED 1410. Canoeing. An introduction to basic solo and tandem navigational and canoeing fundamentals. Prerequisite: basic swimming ability, comfortable in deep water, self rescue skills. 0-2-1.

PHED 1500. Beginning Swimming. For non-swimmers or swimmers who can swim less than 40 yards. 0-2-1

PHED 1501. Swimming. For swimmers who can swim 40 yards or more. 0-2-1

PHED 1502. Life guarding. Students must pass the American Red Cross entrance requirement of swimming 500 yards to enroll in class. 1-2-2

PHED 1600. Dance/Aerobics. Emphasizes the improvement of cardiovascular efficiency and muscle tone through aerobics and dance. 0-2-1


SCIENCE 

SCIE 1111. Environmental Science-Energy, Air, and Water Resources. An interdisciplinary course that uses scientific principles to examine environmental issues. The inter-relatedness between humans and nature as well as the earth’s limited resources will be studied. Specific topics include human population, traditional energy sources, alternative energy sources, air pollution, formation of the ozone hole, global warming, and water pollution. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099. 3-0-3


SCIE 1111L. Laboratory for Environmental Science–Energy, Air, and Water Resources. A laboratory course to augment and support SCIE 1111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SCIE 1111. 0-2-1

SCIE 1121. Environmental Science–Earth and Biological Resources. An interdisciplinary course covering environmental issues relating to Earth’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, weather, agricultural issues, waste and waste management and geology. The environmental science courses SCIE 1111 and SCIE 1121 are totally independent. You may take SCIE 1121 without taking SCIE 1111. Prerequisite: Passing or exempting READ 0099. 3-0-3

SCIE 1121L. Laboratory for Environmental Science–Earth and Biological Resources. A laboratory course to augment and support SCIE 1121. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SCIE 1121. 0-2-1