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Summer 2014 Credit Courses: Natural Science

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Human 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
Lee Ehrman
Mon. & Wed., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 9–July 23
Natural sciences building room 1029


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 intended for science majors and premedical students; students with limited high school science and mathematics can satisfy college distribution requirements with other course options. General Biology I and II may be taken in either order.
Corequisite for Purchase College premedical students, biology majors, biochemistry majors, and environmental studies majors: BIO 1551
BIO1550 / 4 credits
Tahhan Jaradat
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 9–July 3
Socal sciences building room 1038

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: $35
BIO1551 / 1.5 credits
Tahhan Jaradat
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 9–July 3
Natural sciences building room 0019

General Biology II
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 other course options. General Biology I and II may be taken in either order.
Corequisite for Purchase College premedical students, biology majors, and environmental studies majors: BIO 1561
BIO1560 / 4 credits
Courtney McGinnis
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Session IV: July 7–Aug. 1
Social sciences building room 1038

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: $35
BIO1561 / 1.5 credits
Courtney McGinnis
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV: July 7–31
Natural sciences building room 0019


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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 9–July 24

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
Lee Ehrman
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 10–July 24
Natural sciences building room 1029


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: Pre-calculus or its equivalent (changed 6/6/2014)
CHE1550 / 4 credits
Luz Padro-Martinez
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 9–July 3
Social sciences building room 1039

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
Lab fee: $25
Sec. A: CHE1551 / 1 credit
Heidi Fraser
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 9–July 3
Natural sciences building room 3028
Sec. B: CHE1551 / 1 credit
Luz Padro-Martinez
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 9–July 3
Natural sciences building room 3032

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
Elizabeth Middleton
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Session IV (Intensive): July 7–Aug. 1
Social sciences building room 1039 

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
Lab fee: $25
Sec. A: CHE1561 / 1 credit
Heidi Fraser
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (Intensive): July 7–31
Natural sciences building room 3028
Sec. B: CHE1561 / 1 credit
Elizabeth Middleton
Mon.–Thurs., 1–3:50 p.m.
Session IV (Intensive): July 7–31
Natural sciences building room 3032 

Updated June 6, 2014

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