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Summer 2016 Credit Courses: Natural Science

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Human Anatomy and Physiology I: Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to the organ systems of the human body, including the neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems. The physiological mechanisms of adaptation to exercise are also considered.
BIO1510 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
James Monks
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Session III (4-Week Intensive): June 13–July 8
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Students learn about both form and function of the human body. Content includes cells and tissues; gross and microscopic anatomy; integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems; and kinesiology. Lab exercises use microscope slides, models, and dissection for a hands-on approach and a practical knowledge of anatomy.
BIO 1511 / 1.5 credits
Corequisite: BIO 1510
James Monks
Mon.–Thur., 1 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Session III (4-Week Intensive): June 13–July 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Human Anatomy and Physiology II: Physiology and Nutrition
Introduction to the human body, emphasizing general physiological processes. The body is studied from the viewpoint of homeostasis, concentrating on the relationship of food to the functioning living organism in health and disease. Topics of current interest, controversies, and myths are highlighted. BIO 1510 is not a prerequisite for BIO 1520.
BIO 1520 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
James Monks
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Session IV (4-Week Intensive): July 11–Aug. 5
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Students learn about both form and function of the human body. Content includes neuroanatomy and neurophysiology; senses (vision, olfaction, taste, hearing, equilibrium); and functional anatomy/physiology of the endocrine, urinary, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. Lab exercises use microscope slides, models, and dissection for a hands-on approach and a practical knowledge of anatomy.
BIO 1521 / 1.5 credits
Corequisite: BIO 1520
James Monks
Mon.–Thur., 1 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (4-Week Intensive): July 11–Aug. 4
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Biology Intensives
To ensure space, interested students are advised to register for the second half (II) of the General Biology intensive at the same time as they register for the first half (I). Please note that General Biology I is not a prerequisite for General Biology II. Students enrolled in the General Biology intensives may not register for any other credit courses.

General Biology I
Introduction to contemporary biology, covering cell structure and function, genetics, development, and molecular biology. This course is for science majors and premedical students; students with limited high school science and mathematics can satisfy college distribution requirements with BIO 1510 or 1520.
Corequisite for Purchase College premedical students, biology majors, biochemistry majors, and environmental studies majors: BIO 1551
BIO1550 / 4 credits
Laurence Borden
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Session III (4-Week Intensive): June 13–July 8
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Biology I Lab
Lab exercises on cell organization, cell division, genetics, enzyme kinetics, photosynthesis, and development, and the use of light microscopes, spectrophotometer, and chromatography. Required for Purchase College premedical students, biology majors, biochemistry majors, and environmental studies majors.
Lab fee: $75
Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 1550
BIO1551 / 1.5 credits
Laurence Borden
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session III (4-Week Intensive): June 13–July 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Biology II
Second semester of an introduction to contemporary biology, covering plant and animal morphology and physiology, ecology, behavior, and evolution. This course is intended for science majors and premedical students; students with limited high school science and mathematics can satisfy college distribution requirements with BIO 1510 or 1520.
Corequisite for Purchase College premedical students, biology majors, and environmental studies majors: BIO 1561
BIO1560 / 4 credits
Laurence Borden
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–noon
Session IV (4-Week Intensive): July 11–Aug. 5
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Biology II Lab
Vertebrate anatomy and physiology, and examination of selected plant and animal phyla through lab exercises, experiments, and field trips. Required for Purchase College premedical students, biology majors, and environmental studies majors.
Lab fee: $75
Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 1560
BIO1561 / 1.5 credits
Laurence Borden
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (4-Week Intensive): July 11–Aug. 4
Room: Refer to the online schedule

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A study of cancer and possible cancer prevention strategies with a focus on modern scientific inquiry. Topics include the scientific method, analysis, and critical thinking; critical reading of various sources of scientific information; and the cellular properties, oncogenes, metastasis, causes, and prevention of cancer.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
BIO1750 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Joanne Tillotson
Session II: June 13–July 29

Genetics
Basic but intensive survey of the mechanisms of heredity, covering gametogenesis, mutagenesis, chromosome mapping, transmission genetics, and an introduction to population genetics.
BIO3160 / 4 credits
Prerequisite: BIO 3530
Noncredit option: $625
Lee Ehrman
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 14–July 28
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry Intensives
To ensure space, interested students are advised to register for the second half (II) of the General Chemistry intensive at the same time as they register for the first half (I). Students enrolled in the General Chemistry intensives may not register for any other credit courses.

General Chemistry I
The principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include the development of an atomic/molecular model, stoichiometry, interaction of light with matter, and the physical behavior of solids, liquids, and gases.
Prerequisite: MAT 1150 or 1500
Corequisite: CHE 1551
CHE1550 / 4 credits
Patrick Dwyer
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Session III (4-Week Intensive): June 13–July 8
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry I Lab
Emphasizes basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry.
Lab fee: $25
Corequisite: CHE 1550
CHE1551 / 1 credit
Patrick Dwyer
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session III (4-Week Intensive): June 13–July 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry II
A continuation of CHE 1550. Topics include chemical kinetics and equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, acids and bases, and the chemistry of representative elements.
Prerequisite: CHE 1550
Corequisite: CHE 1561
CHE1560 / 4 credits
Patrick Dwyer
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–noon
Session IV (4-Week Intensive): July 11–Aug. 5
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry II Lab
Emphasizes basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry.
Lab fee: $25
Corequisite: CHE 1560
CHE1561 / 1 credit
Patrick Dwyer
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (4-Week Intensive): July 11–Aug. 4
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Should I Eat That?: The Science of Food Safety
People deal with food safety on a daily basis; it affects how long they cook meat, whether they eat raw cookie batter, and if they eat food that has fallen on the floor. Students examine microbial and chemical agents that contaminate the food supply, learn practical considerations for preventing food contamination, and explore the politics of food regulation.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
CHE1650 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Elizabeth Middleton
Session IV (3-Week Intensive): July 11–29

Updated June 2, 2016

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