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Summer 2015 Credit Courses: Natural Science

The most recent syllabi available can be found in our syllabus bank.


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
To be announced
Mon. & Wed., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 8–July 22
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
To be announced
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 8–July 3
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.
BIO1551 / 1.5 credits
To be announced
Mon.–Thurs, 1–4:20 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 8–July 2
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 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
To be announced
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–noon
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–31
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.
BIO1561 / 1.5 credits
To be announced
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–30
Room: Refer to the online schedule

online courses iconCan Cancer Be Prevented?
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
Joanne Tillotson
Session II: June 8–July 23

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. The lab is optional.
Prerequisite: High school algebra or its equivalent
CHE1550 / 4 credits
Stephen Cooke
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 8–July 3
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry I Lab
Basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry. Students must bring a $5 security deposit for their lab drawer key to the first class.
Corequisite: CHE 1550
CHE1551 / 1 credit
Stephen Cooke
Mon.–Thurs., 1:30–4:20 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 8–July 2
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry I Lab
Basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry. Students must bring a $5 security deposit for their lab drawer key to the first class.
Corequisite: CHE 1550
CHE1551 / 1 credit
To be announced
Mon.–Thurs., 1:30–4:20 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 8–July 2
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. The lab is optional.
Prerequisite: CHE 1550
CHE1560 / 4 credits
Stephen Cooke
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–noon
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–31
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry II Lab
Basic techniques in analytical and synthetic chemistry. Students must bring a $5 security deposit for their lab drawer key to the first class.
Corequisite: CHE 1560
CHE1561 / 1 credit
Stephen Cooke
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–30
Room: Refer to the online schedule

General Chemistry II Lab
Basic techniques in analytical and synthetic chemistry. Students must bring a $5 security deposit for their lab drawer key to the first class.
Corequisite: CHE 1560
CHE1561 / 1 credit
To be announced
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–30
Room: Refer to the online schedule

online courses iconShould 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
Elizabeth Middleton
Session I (Intensive): July 6–24

Updated Feb. 24, 2015

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