Jul 10, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Art and Graphic Design (ARTS)

  
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    ARTS 476 - Ceramics IV 3 hours


    Continuation of the study of three-dimensional ceramics. The emphasis is on individual expression in clay using wheel-throwing techniques. Exploration with glazing and advanced firing techniques is encouraged. Prerequisite: ARTS 375 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    ARTS 480 - Ceramics V 3 hours


    Advanced study of three-dimensional principles of ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Introduction to the theory and practical issues of the ceramic kiln, both gas-fired and electric. Introduction and overview of glaze formulation. Prerequisite: ARTS 476 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    ARTS 490 - Ceramics VI 3 hours


    Continuation of the advanced study of three-dimensional principles of ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Continuation of the theory and practical issues of the ceramic kiln, both gas-fired and electric. Continuation and refinement glaze formulation. Prerequisite: ARTS 480 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    ARTS 496 - Senior Portfolio 3 hours


    Culminating experience course for all Art degrees. This course is for both portfolio development and to provide information into the practical application of professional practices, business skills and career planning specific to the discipline of studio art and design. It assists the art/design major in building a professional career and/or pursuing advanced education or training. Students present a portfolio of their most recent work to faculty and guests at the end of this course. This portfolio is part of the Art Department’s program assessment. Students select a faculty mentor to assist them in their portfolio project. This course is required of all BA, BS, and BFA students. Prerequisite: senior standing.
  
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    ARTS 498 - Jewelry IV 3 hours


    Combination of jewelry form experimentation and research, and is strictly experimental in both materials and forms with an emphasis in developing personal jewelry forms for commercial applications. Prerequisite: ARTS 396 . $40 lab fee plus metal cost applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    ARTS 499 - Advanced Art/Design Internship 1-3 hours


    Internship Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. The internship should be directly related to the student’s art major. For example, a graphic design student could work in an advertising agency and a photography student might work in a photography studio. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Students may register for no more than 12 art/design internship credits (ARTS 399  and ARTS 499  combined) during their time at Columbia College. Prerequisites: senior standing; minimum 12 hours in specific art/design major (Graphic Design, Photography, Jewelry, etc.); minimum 3.0 GPA in major core classes at time of registration of internship.

Astronomy (ASTR)

  
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    ASTR 108 - Introduction to Astronomy 3 hours


    A survey of the development of astronomy through the years. Topics covered include the historical evolution of our understanding of our place in the universe, astronomical instruments, the Earth-Moon system, the solar system, the Sun and other stars, galaxies and cosmology. G.E. Prerequisite: MATH 106  or above.

Biology (BIOL)

  
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    BIOL 102 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3 hours


    This course provides future health professional students with an introductory exploration of the human body’s structure, function and disease. Students will gain an understanding of chemical compounds and cell components that exist in the human body. The mechanisms of disease will also be explored. All human organ systems will be examined for their structure, function and common disorders.    
  
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    BIOL 108 - Human Biology 3 hours


    Examination of human structure and function and the relationships between humans and their environment, including other living things. Fundamental biological principles as they apply to humans are explored. This course is intended for non-majors and those majors who need an introductory course before enrolling in BIOL 110 . G.E.
  
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    BIOL 108L - Human Biology Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 108 . This course is intended for non-majors and those majors who need an introductory course before enrolling in BIOL 110 . G.E. Prerequisite: BIOL 108  or concurrent enrollment. BIOL 108  must be completed before BIOL 108L  can be used for G.E. credit. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 110 - Principles of Biology I 3 hours


    Fundamental processes underlying biological systems from a cellular and organismal viewpoint. Students majoring in Biology must earn a grade of C or higher. G.E. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in high school biology or BIOL 108  or ACT Math and English scores above 20 or SAT scores above 470. 
  
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    BIOL 110L - Principles of Biology I Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 110 . Students majoring in Biology must earn a grade of C or higher. G.E. Prerequisite: BIOL 110  or concurrent enrollment. BIOL 110  must be completed before BIOL 110L  can be used as G.E. credit. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 112 - Principles of Biology II 3 hours


    A continuation of BIOL 110. Topics to be covered include population genetics, evolution and natural selection, taxonomy, survey of plants and animals, and ecology and ecosystems. Prerequisite: BIOL 110 
  
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    BIOL 112L - Principles of Biology II Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 112 . Students majoring in Biology must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: BIOL 110  and BIOL 110L , BIOL 112  or concurrent enrollment. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 115 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours


    Survey of environmental science, ecosystems and human impact. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. G.E. Cross-listed as ENVS 115 .
  
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    BIOL 115L - Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 115 /ENVS 115 . G.E. Cross-listed as ENVS 115L . Prerequisite: BIOL 115 /ENVS 115  or concurrent enrollment. BIOL 115 /ENVS 115  must be taken as a corequisite or completed before BIOL 115L /ENVS 115L  can be used as G.E. credit. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 221 - Clinical Microbiology 3 hours


    A survey of microorganisms with emphasis on clinically important bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and invertebrates. Emphasis placed on the health care applications of microbiology and transmission of infectious disease agents. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in BIOL 110 . Corequisite: BIOL 221L .
  
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    BIOL 221L - Clinical Microbiology Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 221 . Prerequisite: BIOL 110L . Corequisite: BIOL 221 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 222 - Conservation Biology 3 hours


    Conservation Biology is the science of maintaining biological diversity but it extends beyond pure science into areas such as philosophy, economics, law and sociology. This course focuses on biodiversity and how this diversity supports the function of ecosystems. Threats to biodiversity, particularly from human actions, and strategies for maintaining biodiversity are discussed. Cross-listed as ENVS 222 . Prerequisite: C or higher in BIOL 112 .
  
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    BIOL 223 - Anatomy 3 hours


    Structure of the human body including comparison with other vertebrates. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 223L  is recommended. Prerequisite: C or better in BIOL 110 .
  
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    BIOL 223L - Anatomy Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 223 . Prerequisites: C or better in BIOL 110 , C or better in BIOL 223  or concurrent enrollment. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 230 - Medical Terminology 3 hours


    An introduction to medical terminology with an emphasis on learning word roots, suffixes and prefixes as it pertains to the human body. This course is offered online.
  
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    BIOL 233 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in Biology. Topics are approved by the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences.
  
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    BIOL 254 - Genetics 3 hours


    Basic principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 254L  is required. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 112 ; CHEM 109  or CHEM 110  with a grade of C or better. 
  
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    BIOL 254L - Genetics Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 254 ; methodology and applications in classical and molecular genetics. Students majoring in Biology must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: BIOL 112L  with a grade of C or higher; BIOL 254  with a grade of C or higher, or concurrent enrollment. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 255 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Biology. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Biology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    BIOL 256 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Biology. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Biology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    BIOL 257 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Biology. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Biology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    BIOL 300 - Evolution 3 hours


    Examination of the basic mechanisms of evolution and the importance of evolution to our understanding of life on earth. Genetics, natural selection, adaptation and the history of life are considered. Cross-listed as ENVS 300 . Prerequisites: C or higher in BIOL 112 .
  
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    BIOL 309 - Animal Behavior 3 hours


    Basic principles of animal behavior with an emphasis on the evolutionary forces that shape behavior. Cross-listed as PSYC 309 . Prerequisite: six hours of PSYC coursework or six hours of BIOL coursework.
  
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    BIOL 312 - Microbiology 3 hours


    Survey study of microorganisms. Prerequisites: BIOL 110 , BIOL 345  and sophomore standing; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 312L  is required.
  
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    BIOL 312L - Microbiology Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 312 . Prerequisites: BIOL 110L , BIOL 345L , and BIOL 312  or concurrent enrollment. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 319 - Soils 3 hours


    An examination of soils. Topics include soil as a medium for plant growth, habitat for organisms, system for water supply and purification, recycling system for nutrients and organic wastes and engineering medium. Cross-listed as ENVS 319 . Prerequisites: C or higher in BIOL 110  or BIOL 115 /ENVS 115 ; C or higher in CHEM 112 .
  
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    BIOL 320 - Ecology 3 hours


    Basic principles of ecology with an emphasis on the factors affecting the distribution and abundance of organisms. Cross-listed as ENVS 320 . Prerequisites: C or higher in BIOL 112  or ENVS 115 , and C or higher in BIOL 222 /ENVS 222 .
  
  
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    BIOL 324 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences 3 hours


    The study of parametric and nonparametric statistics commonly used in the behavioral and natural sciences. Included are analyses of relationship and variance, as well as effect sizes associated with each. Students majoring in Biology, Psychology or Sociology must earn a grade of C or higher. Cross-listed as SOCI 324 Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MATH 150  or higher level math course (excludes MATH 200).
  
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    BIOL 326 - Physiology 3 hours


    Functional processes of the human body with emphasis on regulatory mechanisms. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 326L  is recommended. Prerequisites: C or better in BIOL 110  and in CHEM 109  or CHEM 110 . C or better in BIOL 223 .
  
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    BIOL 326L - Physiology Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 326 . Prerequisites: C or better in BIOL 110L  and C or better in BIOL 223L , C or better in BIOL 326  or concurrent enrollment. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 330 - Exercise Physiology 3 hours


    Metabolic and physiological processes of the body as they relate to exercise and athletic conditioning. Response of the body to environmental influence and nutritional intake. Effects of gender, aging and fatigue on athletic performance. Prerequisites: BIOL 110  and CHEM 110 .
  
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    BIOL 343 - Botany 5 hours


    Anatomy, physiology and taxonomy of plants. Laboratory is included. Prerequisites: C or higher in BIOL 112  and BIOL 112L . Cross-listed as ENVS 343 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 345 - Principles of Cell Biology 3 hours


    Theoretical foundations of basic cell biology, including structure, function, and synthesis of the plasma membrane and subcellular organelles; cell adhesion and the extracellular matrix; cell transport, communication, division, cancer and programmed cell death. Prerequisites: BIOL 254  with a grade of C or higher; CHEM 112  with a grade of C or higher. CHEM 310  is strongly recommended. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 345L  is required.
  
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    BIOL 345L - Principles of Cell Biology Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 345 . Students majoring in Biology must earn a grade of C or higher. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Prerequisites: A grade of C or higher in BIOL 254L  and CHEM 112L ; and a grade of C or higher in BIOL 345  or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    BIOL 353 - Zoology 5 hours


    Survey of animal phyla and vertebrate organ systems. Laboratory is included. Cross-listed as ENVS 353 . Prerequisites: C or higher in BIOL 112  and BIOL 112L . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 360 - Kinesiology 3 hours


    Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of human motion based on anatomical relationships, muscular activity and biomechanical principles that govern movement of the human body. Prerequisites: BIOL 110  and BIOL 223 .
  
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    BIOL 371 - Neuroscience 3 hours


    Comprehensive survey of the physiological processes and structures underlying human and animal behavior, including sensation, movement, emotion, learning, memory, sleep, drugs and abnormal behavior. Cross-listed as PSYC 371 . Prerequisite: six hours of PSYC courses or six hours of BIOL courses.
  
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    BIOL 372 - Sensation and Perception 3 hours


    Introduction to the study of human senses and higher-order perceptual processes. Cross-listed as PSYC 372 . Prerequisites: six hours of BIOL or six hours of PSYC courses and junior standing.
  
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    BIOL 380 - Developmental Biology 3 hours


    Study of animal development, including gamete development and fertilization, embryonic development, mechanisms of cellular differentiation, cell-cell interactions during development and mechanisms of differential gene expression. Emphasis on understanding development at the cellular and molecular level. Prerequisites: BIOL 110 ; BIOL 345 ; CHEM 109  or CHEM 110 .
  
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    BIOL 391 - Molecular Biology 3 hours


    The study of prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene structure and function at the molecular level. Students majoring in Biology and Biochemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites:  BIOL 345 , BIOL 254 , and CHEM 112 .
  
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    BIOL 395 - Research Design in the Sciences 3 hours


    Study of applied research in the natural sciences, with special emphasis on experimental design and methodology, data generation and critical analysis, and scientific writing and presentation. Students majoring in Biology or Environmental Science must earn a grade of C or higher. Cross-listed as ENVS 395  and CHEM 395 . Prerequisites: 15 semester hours of BIOL, ENVS, and/or CHEM courses; junior standing; C or higher in BIOL 324 /PSYC 324 /SOCI 324 .
  
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    BIOL 399 - Science Internship 1-3 hours


    Field experience working as an intern in a private or public agency. Supervised, on-site work is required. 45 clock hours of experiential work are required for each semester hour of credit. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Students may register for no more than 6 science internship credits (399 and 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College.  Prerequisites: junior standing; students must have completed with a grade of C or better 15 hours in their major prefix.
  
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    BIOL 410 - Molecular Biotechnology 3 hours


    Methodology and applications in molecular biology, with special emphasis on biotechnology. Prerequisite: BIOL 254  with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 410L  is strongly recommended.
  
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    BIOL 410L - Methods in Molecular Biotechnology 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 410 . Prerequisite: BIOL 254L  with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 410  is required. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    BIOL 415 - Immunology 3 hours


    Theoretical foundations of immunology, including antibody and cell-mediated immune response; antibody-antigen interactions; and immune system disorders. Designed to prepare pre-professional students for later studies. Prerequisites: BIOL 345 , BIOL 221  or BIOL 312 .
  
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    BIOL 420 - Biochemistry I 3 hours


    The first of a two semester course that will outline the structure, function, and chemical properties of biological molecules.  Topics will include protein function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, membrane transport, cell signaling pathways, DNA information technology, and central intermediate metabolism.  Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Cross-listed as CHEM 420 Prerequisites: BIOL 345  and CHEM 310 CHEM 312  is strongly encouraged.
  
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    BIOL 420L - Biochemistry Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory teaching fundamental techniques in biochemistry. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Cross-listed as CHEM 420L . Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: BIOL 345L  and CHEM 310L  .
  
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    BIOL 422 - Biochemistry II 3 hours


    The second of a two semester course that outlines the structure, function, and chemical properties of biological molecules.  Topics include the catabolism of fatty acids and amino acids; the urea cycle; oxidative and photo phosphorylation; anabolism of lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and other nitrogen containing compounds; hormonal regulation and integration in mammalian metabolism and extensions of this concept into the function and regulation of genes and chromosomes; and the biological synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins.  Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher.  Cross-listed as CHEM 422 .  Prerequisites BIOL 420 /CHEM 420 .
  
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    BIOL 433 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in Biology. Topics are approved by the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences.
  
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    BIOL 455 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Biology. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Biology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    BIOL 456 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Biology. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Biology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    BIOL 457 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Biology. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Biology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    BIOL 472 - Psychopharmacology 3 hours


    Introduction to psychopharmacology and the mechanisms of drug action in the brain and on the body, including: the fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, neuroanatomy, neurotransmission, tolerance and dependence. Major drug classes covered are sedative-hypnotics, anxiolytics, psychostimulants, opiates, hallucinogens, antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers. Cross-listed as PSYC 472 . Prerequisites: junior standing and six hours of BIOL or six hours of PSYC courses.
  
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    BIOL 490 - Senior Seminar 1 hour


    A seminar course required as a culminating experience prior to graduation for all seniors majoring in Biology and Environmental Science. Students complete and present a review of their major field and participate in career planning. Evaluation is Satisfactory (S)/Unsatisfactory (U), with a grade of S required. Cross-listed as ENVS 490 . Prerequisites: senior standing, ENGL 112 , 45 semester hours in BIOL/ENVS.
  
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    BIOL 499 - Advanced Science Internship 1-3 hours


    Field experience working as an intern in a private or public agency. Supervised, on-site work is required. 45 clock hours of experiential work are required for each semester hour of credit. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Students may register for no more than 12 science internship credits (399 and 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).  Prerequisites: minimum 15 hours of completed courses in the major with a grade of C or higher; senior standing; declared major in Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science; minimum 3.0 GPA in major core classes at time of registration for internship.

Chemistry (CHEM)

  
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    CHEM 104 - Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 hours


    Fundamentals of chemistry for students that have little or no prior chemistry experience. This class focuses on units and measurements, atomic structure, balancing and using chemical reactions, molecular bonding in covalent compounds, the properties of gases and solutions, and chemical problem solving. This class is intended to prepare students to take CHEM 109  or CHEM 110 .
  
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    CHEM 108 - Physical Science Survey 3 hours


    Examination of the physical world and its basic underlying scientific principles. G.E. Cross-listed as PHYS 108 . Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 106  or higher.
  
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    CHEM 108L - Physical Science Survey 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement CHEM 108 . CHEM 108  must be completed before CHEM 108L  can be used for G.E. credit. G.E. Cross-listed as PHYS 108L . Prerequisite: CHEM 108 /PHYS 108  or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    CHEM 109 - Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences 3 hours


    Fundamentals of chemistry for students entering biological or health-related fields. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, properties of gases, solutions and electrolytes, acid/base properties and pH, an introduction to organic chemistry, and various aspects of chemistry important in biological systems. G.E. Prerequisites: MATH 106  or higher (or ACT math score of 21 or higher); CHEM 104  or CHEM 108  /PHYS 108  (or high school chemistry course with a grade of C or higher). 
  
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    CHEM 110 - Chemistry I 3 hours


    Fundamental course in the principles of chemistry. Topics include atoms and atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical equations, chemical reactions, properties of gases, properties of solutions, and thermochemistry. G.E. Prerequisites: MATH 106  or higher (or ACT math score of 21 or higher), CHEM 104  or CHEM 108 /PHYS 108  (or high school chemistry course with a grade of C or higher).
  
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    CHEM 111L - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience 2 hours


    An experimental introduction to the physical and chemical properties of matter to complement CHEM 109  and CHEM 110 Prerequisite: CHEM 109  or CHEM 110  or concurrent enrollment. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    CHEM 112 - Chemistry II 3 hours


    A continuation of CHEM 110 . Topics to be covered include acids/bases, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination complexes and introduction to organic chemistry. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in CHEM 110 .
  
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    CHEM 112L - Chemistry II Laboratory 2 hours


    An experimental introduction to the physical and chemical properties of matter to complement CHEM 112 . Prerequisites: CHEM 112  or concurrent enrollment; CHEM 111L  with a grade of C or higher. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    CHEM 230 - Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 3 hours


    Analytic survey of factors which affect local and global environments. Provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental toxicology and chemistry including the sources, fate and effects of chemicals in the environment. Emphasis is on contemporary problems in human health and the environment. Cross-listed as ENVS 230 . Prerequisite: C or higher in CHEM 112 .
  
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    CHEM 230L - Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Lab 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement CHEM 230 /ENVS 230  to include the collection and analysis of environmental samples including air, soil and water samples. Cross-listed as ENVS 230L . Prerequisite: C or higher in CHEM 112L . Corequisite: CHEM 230 /ENVS 230 .
  
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    CHEM 233 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in Chemistry. Topics are approved by the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences.
  
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    CHEM 255 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 256 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 257 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 310 - Organic Chemistry I 3 hours


    The first semester of a two semester course that surveys theory, preparations, reactions and properties of the compounds of carbon, both aliphatic and aromatic. Topics include alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, substitution and elimination reactions, aromaticity and spectroscopic techniques. Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CHEM 112 .
  
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    CHEM 310L - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement CHEM 310  focusing on separation/purification techniques. Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: CHEM 310  or concurrent enrollment; CHEM 112L  with a grade of C or higher. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    CHEM 312 - Organic Chemistry II 3 hours


    A continuation of CHEM 310. Topics to be covered include the chemistry of alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and amines. Prerequisite: CHEM 310  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    CHEM 312L - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement CHEM 312 focusing on synthetic and instrumental methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 312  or concurrent enrollment; CHEM 310L  with a grade of C or higher. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    CHEM 322 - Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours


    A survey of the inorganic and organometallic chemistry of the elements. Topics include group theory, acid/base chemistry, solid state chemistry, main group elements, coordination chemistry and organometallic compounds and reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 112 .
  
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    CHEM 335 - Quantitative Analysis 5 hours


    An overview of analytical chemical techniques with a focus on how data is collected, analyzed and interpreted. This will include the development of analytical methods as well as analytical sampling strategies. A quantitative approach to chemical equilibria and acid-base chemistry are discussed as are their application to the quantification of chemical samples and electrochemical measurements. Laboratory work is included as part of this course. Prerequisites: CHEM 112  and CHEM 112L  with a grade of C or higher; MATH 150  or MATH 180 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    CHEM 337 - Instrumental Analysis 5 hours


    A survey of the design, operational principles and applications of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. This class focuses on understanding the fundamental principles of instrumental methods that underlie chromatography, spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. Laboratory work is included as part of this course. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Prerequisites: CHEM 335  and CHEM 310  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    CHEM 355 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 356 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 357 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 395 - Research Design in the Sciences 3 hours


    Study of applied research in the natural sciences, with special emphasis on experimental design and methodology, data generation and critical analysis, and scientific writing and presentation. Students majoring in Biology or Environmental Science must earn a grade of C or higher. Cross-listed as ENVS 395  and BIOL 395 . Prerequisites: 15 semester hours of BIOL, ENVS and/ or CHEM courses; Junior standing; BIOL 324 /PSYC 324 /SOCI 324 .
  
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    CHEM 399 - Science Internship 1-3 hours


    Field experience working as an intern in a private or public agency. Supervised, on-site work is required. Forty-five clock hours of experiential work are required for each semester hour of credit. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Students may register for no more than six science internship credits (399 and 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).  Prerequisites: junior standing; students must have completed with a grade of C or better 15 hours in their major prefix.
  
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    CHEM 401 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics 3 hours


    Introduction to physical principles underlying chemical science. Topics include: thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and quantum mechanics. Cross-listed as PHYS 401 . Prerequisites: CHEM 112 , MATH 201 , PHYS 111  or PHYS 211 , PHYS 112  or PHYS 212  (may be a corequisite).
  
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    CHEM 412 - Advanced Experimental Chemistry 3 hours


    A course focusing on laboratory problems requiring classical and modern physical principles and inorganic/organometallic synthetic techniques. Includes one hour of lecture and three hours of lab per week. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Prerequisites: CHEM 306 ; CHEM 312  : CHEM 312L  .
  
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    CHEM 420 - Biochemistry I 3 hours


    The first of a two semester course that will outline the structure, function, and chemical properties of biological molecules.  Topics will include protein function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, membrane transport, cell signaling pathways, DNA information technology, and central intermediate metabolism.  Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher.  Cross-listed as BIOL 420  .  Prerequisites: BIOL 345  and CHEM 310 CHEM 312   is strongly encouraged.
  
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    CHEM 420L - Biochemistry Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory teaching fundamental techniques in biochemistry. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Cross-listed as BIOL 420L . Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: BIOL 345L  and CHEM 310L .
  
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    CHEM 422 - Biochemistry II 3 hours


    The second of a two semester course that outlines the structure, function, and chemical properties of biological molecules.  Topics include the catabolism of fatty acids and amino acids; the urea cycle; oxidative and photo phosphorylation; anabolism of lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and other nitrogen containing compounds; hormonal regulation and integration in mammalian metabolism and extensions of this concept into the function and regulation of genes and chromosomes; and the biological synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins.  Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher.  Cross-listed as BIOL 422 .  Prerequisites BIOL 420 /CHEM 420 .
  
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    CHEM 425 - Forensic Chemistry 3 hours


    A study of the methods and instrumental techniques commonly used in the analysis of chemical evidence. The application of polarized light microscopy, thin layer and gas chromatography, infrared and Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry will be assessed. Cross-listed as FRSC 425 Prerequisites: FRSC 210 CHEM 312 CHEM 312L , CHEM 337 Corequisite: CHEM 425L /FRSC 425L .
  
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    CHEM 425L - Forensic Chemistry Laboratory 2 hours


    The laboratory companion to Forensic Chemistry. Application  of the major techniques and instruments used in the analysis of chemical forensic evidence, including microscopy, thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography and other relevant separation techniques, UV-visible spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Cross-listed as FRSC 425L . Prerequisites: FRSC 210 CHEM 312 , CHEM 312L , CHEM 337 Corequisite: CHEM 425 /FRSC 425 .
  
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    CHEM 433 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in Chemistry. Topics are approved by the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences.
  
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    CHEM 455 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 456 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    CHEM 457 - Directed Study 1-5 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of Chemistry. This course requires the approval of the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
 

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