BIOLOGY 220 – Neurobiology
5 semester hours
Prerequisites: Biology 170 and 180 or Psychology 120
This course introduces students to the intricacies of the nervous system. The course begins with the basics of neuronal communication and then moves to the organization of the nervous system (particularly the brain) into various systems as well as the visual, auditory, and motor systems. Laboratories will focus on the anatomy and current understanding of the mammalian brain. To this end, laboratories will include dissection of mammalian brains, interpretation of MRIs and an independent project.
BIOL 237 - Microbiology
5 semester hours
Prerequisites: Biology 170 and 180
Basic principles of bacteriology and virology, stressing structure, metabolism, classification, and application.
BIOLOGY 326 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4 semester hours
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 cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and urinary systems. Disease states will also be discussed. Assessment will include 3 written examinations, writing assignments, and a final examination. One semester hour laboratory course offered separately in conjunction with this course (Biology 327). Offered every year.
EDUC 111 Human Development: Birth through Middle Childhood
Concurrent registration in EDUC 120.
The course focuses upon the physical, social, emotional, cognitive 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 Early, Middle Childhood and Multi-Age fields. Field experience of five hours is required.
HFS 250N - Nutrition
4.00 Semester Hours
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.
PSYC 280: Child Abnormal Psychology
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: Psychology 130S or Psychology 150S
This course examines the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders in children and adolescents. Various theories, models, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are investigated in the context of research, case studies, and service-learning. An advanced course intended for students interested in working with youth in the fields of clinical psychology, social work, counseling, special education, and related specialties.
SPAN 430/1.1 - Intensive Spanish Conversation/Medical Spanish
2 semester hours
Prerequisites: One 300 level Spanish course
Expansion of oral communication skills with emphasis on modes of expression and lexicon enhancement. In this iteration, the class will focus on Spanish for the health care professions, as well as health issues in Hispanic/Latino communities in the United States.