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ANTHROPLOGY
 
ANTH 011 Physical Anthropology                                                                                                                                     3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course covers the concepts, methods of inquiry, and theory of biological evolution and their application to the human species. There is a specific focus on molecular, Mendelian and population genetics, mechanisms of evolution, primatology, paleoanthropology, biocultural adaptations, human variation, and current bioethical issues. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to the course. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better, or eligibility for English 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
ASTRONOMY
 
ASTR 010 Introduction to Astronomy                                                                                                                             3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A survey course covering the basic concepts, theories, history, and laws of astronomy. Emphasis will be given to motions of the moon, sun, and planets; use of astronomical instruments; study of stellar spectra; properties of the stars: stellar evolution; planetology and character­istics of the bodies of our solar system. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures and MATH 200 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 230 as determined by COS Placement Procedures
BIOLOGY
 
BIOL 001 Principles of Biology 1                                                                                                                                       5
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
BIOL 1 is the first semester of a two course introductory sequence for biology majors. The course covers the principles and applica­tions of basic chemistry, biochemistry, cell structure and function, homeostasis, cell division, molecular and Mendelian genetics, cellular respiration, plus the taxonomy, development, comparative structure, organ system functions and behavior of animals. The philosophy and methods of science, and experimental design are emphasized. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: CHEM 1 or 20 or equivalent college course with “C” or better (C-ID BIOL130S. BIOL130S includes BIOL 001 and 002)
Prerequisites: MATH 230 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility as determined by COS placement procedures
 
 
BIOL 002 Principles of Biology 2                                                                                                                                       5
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
The second semester of the biology major’s sequence, including top­ics in microbiology, evolution, plants, ecology and biotechnology. Lab exercises include local field trips. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: CHEM 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better AND CHEM 020 or equivalent college course with “C” or better (C-ID BIOL130S. BIOL130S includes BIOL 001 and 002.)
Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
BIOL 020 Frontiers in Biology                                                                                                                                           4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Course: BIOL 020H
A general principles course for transfer students who are not life-science majors. The principles of homeostasis, genetics, energy flow, evolution, reproduction and ecology will be used to explore contem­porary topics in biology. Note: Some four-year institutions will not award credit for this class if it is taken after BIOL 1 (biology majors). Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent col­lege course with “C” or better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
 
 
BIOL 021 Plant Biology                                                                                                                                                       3
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This is a general principles course in plant biology for the nonbiology major. The principle topics included are: general characteristics of plants, plant survey, methods of classification and nomenclature, plant structure and function, growth and development, reproduction and genetics, and ecology. (Not open to students who have received credit in BIOL 2.) Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures. Approved for Distance Learning format.
 
 
BIOL 022 Animal Biology                                                                                                                                                    3
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This is a general principles course in animal biology designed to help meet a laboratory requirement for transfer students who are not life science majors. The principles of the scientific method, evolution and adaptation, bioenergetics, homeostasis, genetics, and ecology are emphasized in class and field activities. It is not open to students who have received credit for BIOL 1. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
 
 
BIOL 025 Human Ecology                                                                                                                                                   3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A survey of ecological principles and the historic and modern impact of human societies as agents of ecosystem modification. Topics include ecosystem structure and function. Also covered are modern human societies and the short-range and projected long range results of their activities in such areas as population, food, and agriculture, the survival of plant and animal species, the use of energy and mineral resources, and the pollution of air, water and land are emphasized in classroom and field activities. Field trips are a required part of this course.
 
BIOL 030 Human Anatomy                                                                                                                                                4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
BIOL 30 is a general survey course designed to acquaint the beginning student with the anatomical principles necessary to understand the basic structure of the human body. This course is designed primarily for those entering the allied health field. This course is approved for distance education format.
 
BIOL 031 Human Physiology                                                                                                                                             4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
BIOL 31 is a course designed to acquaint the beginning student with enough physiological principles necessary to understand the basic functioning of the human body. Laboratory experiments and exercises are designed to reinforce theories and processes described in lecture and to introduce students to basic physiological scientific investiga­tion. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: BIOL 30; and CHEM 1, 20, or 30, or equivalent college courses with “C” or better
 
 
BIOL 040 General Microbiology                                                                                                                                        4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This course is designed for students entering the health sciences, home economics, as well as the life sciences. This course covers microbial diversity, classification, identification, growth, control measures, disease interactions, genetics, and applied microbiology. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: CHEM 20 or equivalent college course with “C” or better; and any college level biology course.
CHEMISTRY
 
CHEM 001 General Chemistry 1                                                                                                                                       5
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
A course for majors and pre-professionals involving the fundamental theories and laws of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometery, atomic structure, bonding theories, ionic reactions and properties of gases. Chemistry prerequisite may be waived with one year of high school chemistry with a “C” or better. (C-ID CHEM110; C-ID CHEM120S in­cludes CHEM 001 and 002.)
Prerequisites: CHEM 020 or CHEM 253 and MATH 230 or equivalent college courses with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 021 as determined by COS placement procedures
 
 
 
CHEM 002 General Chemistry 2                                                                                                                                       5
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
A course for majors and pre-professionals involving the fundamental theories and laws of chemistry. Topics include liquids, solids, solutions, kinetics, acid/base theories, acid/base equilibrium, solubility and complex equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. (C-ID CHEM120S - includes CHEM 001 and 002.)
Prerequisites: CHEM 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
 
 
CHEM 012 Organic Chemistry 1                                                                                                                                        5
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
This is the first semester of a comprehensive study of organic chem­istry. This course, taught at the sophomore level, is primarily for chemistry or biochemistry and biology majors, premedical, pre-dental students, pre-pharmacy and medical technicians. Emphasis is on structural and functional group chemistry studied from a synthetic and mechanistic point of view. Topics include: nomenclature, stereo­chemistry, free radical processes, structure, bonding, hybridization of carbon compounds, basic elimination and substitution reactions, introductory infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The course includes a laboratory use of micro/macro methods and techniques, synthesis and instrumentation. Formerly CHEM 12 and 12L (C-ID CHEM 150; C-ID CHEM160S includes CHEM 012 and 013.)
Prerequisites: CHEM 002 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
 
 
CHEM 013 Organic Chemistry 2                                                                                                                                        5
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
This is a continuation of CHEM 12, a comprehensive study of organic chemistry. The course, taught at a sophomore level, is primarily for chemistry, biochemistry and biology majors, premedical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy students and medical technicians. Emphasis is on structural and functional group chemistry studied from a synthetic and mechanistic point of view. Topics include: reactions of aromatic compounds, condensations, natural products chemistry, introductory bio-chemistry, mass spectrometry and ultraviolet/visible spectros­copy. The course includes a laboratory use of micro/macro methods and techniques, synthesis and instrumentation. (C-ID CHEM160S includes CHEM 012 and 013.)
Prerequisites: CHEM 012 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
 
 
CHEM 020 Intro to General Chemistry                                                                                                                           4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
CHEM 20 is a one semester transferable college chemistry course designed to meet the needs of allied-health majors. The course is a study of the fundamental theories and laws of chemistry. The labo­ratory portion of the course involves experimentation and drawing conclusions from data. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: CHEM 253 or equivalent college course with “C” or better and MATH 200 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 230 as determined by COS Placement Procedures
 
 
CHEM 021 Organic/Biological Chemistry                                                                                                                        4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
CHEM 21 is the second semester of a full year college chemistry course which meets the needs of the allied-health majors. Content focuses on structural configurations, properties and reactions of organic and biochemical compounds. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of these are part of lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisites: CHEM 020 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
 
CHEM 253 Introduction to Chemistry                                                                                                                             3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This is a one-semester elementary class for students who have never taken high school chemistry or whose previous work in chemistry did not prepare them for CHEM 20. The course will prepare students for success in CHEM 20 by giving them a basic background in matter, energy, chemical reactions, measurements, formula writing, nomen­clature, chemical calculations and a review of elementary algebra. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: MATH 200 and ENGL 251 or equivalent college courses with “C” or better.
EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 001 Introduction to Earth Science                                                                                                                          4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Course: ESCI 100
This course provides students with the scientific background to teach earth science at kindergarten through 8th grade levels. It emphasizes the application of the scientific method to the study of Earth systems. Topics include: geology (minerals, rocks, earthquakes, volcanoes, rivers, glaciers, the fossil record), oceanography (ocean composition, currents, tides, coastlines), meteorology (atmospheric composition, weather, storms), and astronomy (phases of the moon, eclipses, the solar system). Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better AND MATH 200 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.
GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 001 Physical Geography                                                                                                                                          3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An investigation of weather, climate, landforms, and maps. An em­phasis is placed on using the methodologies of scientific inquiry to explain the distribution of physical phenomena on the surface of the earth and on examining the relationship between man and the natural environment. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures AND MATH 200 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 230 as determined by COS Placement Procedures (C-ID GEOG110)
 
 
GEOG 001L Physical Geography Lab Class                                                                                                                       1
Hours: 3 Lab
Observations, computer projects, experiments, and a field trip are designed to familiarize students with techniques used in physical geography. (C-ID GEOG111)
Corequisites: GEOG 001
GEOLOGY
GEOL 001 Physical Geology                                                                                                                                                4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
An introduction to the principles of geology with emphasis on Earth processes. This course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the process that change and shape it. The labora­tory component focuses on the identification of rocks and minerals, topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice and gravity and effects of tectonic activity. Advisories on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 and MATH 200 or equivalent college courses with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 001 and MATH 230 as determined by COS Placement Procedures (C-ID GEOL101)
 
 
GEOL 004 Earth History                                                                                                                                                      3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: GEOL 004H
This course examines the geologic evidence for the major events in Earth’s history, including: the formation of the crust, atmosphere, and oceans; the tectonic history of the continents; and mass extinc­tions and the record of life on Earth. ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures, and MATH 200 or 205 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 230 as determined by COS Placement Procedures (C-ID GEOL110)
 
 
GEOL 004L Earth History Lab                                                                                                                                            1
Hours: 3 Lab
Equivalent Course: GEOL 104L
This course is an OPTIONAL lab accompaniment to GEOL 4/4H Earth History. Geologic maps, rock specimens, and fossils constitute the basis for the exploration of past events on Earth, including the forma­tion of mountain ranges, movement of the continents, evolution of life, and climate change. (C-ID GEOL110L)
Corequisites: GEOL 004
 
 
GEOL 012 Environmental Geology                                                                                                                                   3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Geologic hazards, natural resources, and pollution constitute the core themes of this study of man’s interactions with earth systems. The consequences of human modification of natural systems and the geological underpinnings of modern society are emphasized. Topics include flooding, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, energy and water resources, and water pollution. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 as determined by COS Placement Procedures and MATH 200 or equivalent college course with a “C” or better, or eli­gibility for MATH 230 as determined by the COS Placement Procedures.
 
 
GEOL 150 Geology of Kings Canyon NP                                                                                                                           .5
Hours: .5 Lecture/Discussion
.5 Lab
This field trip course explores the geology of Kings Canyon National Park. Major themes include: rivers and valley development, glaciers and climate change, the formation of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the rocks therein, plate tectonics and the geologic history of California. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
 
 
GEOL 151 Geology of the Mojave Desert                                                                                                                       1
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
.5 Lab
Equivalent Course: GEOL 251
This field trip course introduces the geology of the Mojave Desert. Major themes include tectonics and structure, mineral resources and mining, and energy resources. Some geologic features will be dis­cussed en route, while extended stops, that include some hiking, allow closer examination of phenomena such as faults, volcanoes, mines, and solar power plants. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
 
GEOL 152 Geology of the Central Coast                                                                                                                         1
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
.5 Lab
Equivalent Course: GEOL 252
This field trip course introduces the geology of the Central Coast. Major themes include tectonics, geologic hazards, energy and water resources, pollution, and coastline and surficial processes. Some fea­tures will be discussed en route. Extended stops, that include some hiking, allow closer examination of phenomena (e.g., the San Andreas Fault and Morro Rock). Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
 
 
GEOL 153 Granite, Glaciers, and Gold                                                                                                                              1
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
.5 Lab
This field trip course explores the geology of the central Sierra Nevada. Primary topics include: the formation and evolution of Yosemite Valley, the Mother Lode gold deposits, and the central Sierra foothills (the Western Metamorphic Belt). Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
 
 
GEOL 154 Volcanoes of Northern CA                                                                                                                              2
Hours: 1.5 Lecture/Discussion
1.5 Lab
This extended field trip explores northern California’s sleeping vol­canoes: Mt Shasta, Medicine Lake Volcano and Mt Lassen. Volcanic features, landforms, processes, and hazards constitute the major themes of this class. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
MET 001 Elementary Meteorology                                                                                                                  3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An introductory course designed to provide insights into physical processes and laws that underlie the phenomena of weather and climate. An emphasis is placed on understanding the methodologies of scientific inquiry and understanding current meteorological-environmental problems. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures; and MATH 200 or equivalent college course with “C” or better, or eligibility for MATH 230 determined by COS Placement Procedures (C-ID GEOG130)
NATURAL SCIENCE
NSCI 131 Chem & Physics for Educators                                                                                                                         4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
2 Lab
A general principles science course for students transferring to be­come Liberal Studies majors. Basic principles of chemistry and physics relevant to elementary education are stressed. Applying these topics to everyday experience is emphasized. The course is designed to meet only the science requirements of Liberal Studies programs at CSU Fresno. (C-ID PHYS140) or C-ID CHEM140)
Prerequisites: MATH 200 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 230 as determined by COS placement procedures
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
PSCI 020 Physical Science                                                                                                                                                   4
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
A laboratory course in physical science designed to meet the labora­tory science requirement for transfer students who are not science majors. Topics include concepts, theories and principles of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. The course provides op­portunities for students to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their environment. Course will present applications of concepts and theories to topics of current interest. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: MATH 200 or equivalent college course with a “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 230 as determined by COS Placement Procedures; and ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
PHYSICS
 
PHYS 005 Physics for Sci & Engr 1                                                                                                                                     5
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This is the first semester of a three semester introductory calculus-based physics course. It is a fundamental treatment of the general principles of physics for those majoring in engineering and physics. Topics included are statics, kinematics, dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, simple harmonic motion and mechanical properties of solids. (C-ID PHYS205)
Prerequisites: MATH 065 or 075 and MATH 076 or equivalent college courses with “C” or better or eligibility as determined by COS place­ment procedures (MATH 076 may be taken concurrently.)
 
PHYS 006 Physics for Sci & Engr 2                                                                                                                                     5
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This is the second semester of a three-semester introductory calculus-based physics course. It is a fundamental treatment of the general principles of physics for the engineering and physics major. Topics included are mechanical properties of matter, fluid mechanics, wave motion, thermodynamics, and electrostatics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 005 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
 
PHYS 007 Physics for Sci & Engr 3                                                                                                                                     5
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This is the third semester of a three semester introductory calculus-based physics course. It is a fundamental treatment of the general principles of physics for the engineering and physics major. Topics included are electricity, magnetism, and optics, and selected topics in modern physics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 006 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
 
PHYS 020 General Physics 1                                                                                                                                              5
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This is the first semester of a two semester introductory non-calculus based physics course. This course includes laboratory experiments, in addition to lectures. It is required for premedical, predental, preph­armacy, and occasionally science and math students. Topics include kinematics, statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, simple harmonic motion, and thermal physics.
Prerequisites: MATH 154 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 070 as determined by COS placement procedures
 
 
PHYS 021 General Physics 2                                                                                                                                              5
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This is the second semester of a two-semester introductory non-calcu­lus based physics course. This course includes laboratory experiments, in addition to lectures. It is required for premedical, predental, preph­armacy, and occasionally science and math students. Topics included are electricity and magnetism, optics, modern and nuclear physics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 020 or equivalent college course with “C” or better
 
 
PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics 3                                                                                                                                 5
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A one-semester selective introduction to physics which emphasizes the nature and quantitative application of fundamental concepts and principles. Designed for students without a physics background who are preparing to take PHYS 5 or PHYS 20.
Prerequisites: MATH 154 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for MATH 070 as determined by COS placement procedures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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