Program Plan

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General Science
4.0 credits BIOL-121: Introductory Biology I
An introduction to the basic processes of living organisms. Topics to be covered will include cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, metabolism, photosynthesis, the basic chemical processes, introductory biochemistry, energetics, enzyme structure and function, protein synthesis, and basic Mendelian genetics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-099 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits BIOL-122: Introductory Biology II
An introduction to dynamic processes of living things, and includes local natural history, population genetics, ecology and evolutionary dynamics.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-095 , RDNG-113, and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits CHEM-111: General Chemistry I
Part one of the general study of chemistry, including scientific and dimensional analysis, metathesis and redox reactions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, and solids. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score. Completion of CHEM 110 with a C or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better in the last 4 years.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits CHEM-112: General Chemistry II
Part two of the general study of chemistry including kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base systems, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, industrial processes, and coordination chemistry. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-160 and CHEM-111.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits COSC-111: Computer Literacy
The evolution of computers, their application and their economic and social implications including a brief introduction to programming and computer literacy with a non-technical emphasis. For non-computing majors.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-050, ENGL-095, and RDNG-050 or appropriate Accuplacer scores in Math, English, and Reading.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits GEOL-110: Introduction to Geology
A study of the composition and structure of the earth, including plate tectonics, minerals, the rock cycle, mountain building, energy resources, and natural hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and landslides. This class includes optional weekend field trips.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHYS-211: Gen Physics I
Non-calculus treatment of Newtonian mechanics, fluids, and sound. Satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211L. [NM Common Course Number PHYS 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: MATH-160 or MATH-170. RDNG-095 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHYS-211L: Gen Physics Lab I
This course is the first in a two-semester laboratory sequence, which accompanies the algebra-based introductory physics sequence (211,212). This course satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211. For students who have completed PHYS-211, this lab may be taken separately with permission of the instructor.
Corequisites: PHYS-211
Offered: FASP

For more information, please call Merrill Adams at 505-566-3771. Or send us an email at adamsm@sanjuancollege.edu.