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Natural Sciences Minor (21 Credit Hours)

Although any D’Youville student not seeking a degree in biology or chemistry can achieve this minor, it could easily be used by liberal studies in education (pre-elementary education) students to highlight their interest in the sciences since they already currently take 18 of these credits. The minor requires 21 hours, including at least one physics, one chemistry, one biology and three laboratory courses, chosen from this list. Additional courses may be applied with departmental approval.

Required Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
BIO 101

Introductory Biology I

The lecture topics included are origins of life, prebiotic chemistry; and surveys of the major plant, invertebrate and vertebrate phyla. The course also includes evolutionary principles governing taxonomic criteria and the physiology of movement of d and water in plants. A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prequisites: Bio-101L

4
BIO 101L

Intro Bio Lab I

A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prequisites: Bio-101

0
BIO 102

Introductory Biology II

The lecture topics include a survey of the cell, its chemical constituents and its organelles, energy metabolism and photosynthesis. Introductory classic and molecular genetics is also covered. A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prequisites: CPC-022, BIO-102l

4
BIO 102L

Intro Bio Lab II

A three-hour lab accompanies the above lecture. Intended for biology majors and minors.

Prequisites: BIO-102

0
BIO 108

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This continuation of BIO 107 emphasizes the digestive system, respiratory system, blood, cardiovascular system, urinary system, reproductive systems, endocrine system, human genetics and development. This course consists of three lectures a week.

Prequisites: CPC-022, Prior completion of BIO-107/L, BIO-108L

3
BIO 108L

Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

This course accompanies BIO 108. This course consists of three hours of laboratory a week.

Prequisites: BIO-108

1
BIO 117

Drugs and Disease

What exactly is a heart attack? Why does aspirin health prevent strokes? Why are anti-depressants associated with suicide? This basic course will answer these questions while providing an overview of common disease states and the drugs used to treat them. Disease states of the major organ systems will be covered as well as the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. Prerequisite: None: however, basic knowledge in biology is recommended; not eligible for elective credit in the major.

Prequisites: None

3
BIO 145

The Process of Scientific Discovery

This is an introductory science course where students will be introduced to the major elements of science and technology including the basic insights of chemistry, physics, biology and geology in the context of the social and historical development of technology. Special attention will be paid to the impact of the sciences on cultural and human endeavors, and on the role of social change and serendipity in the process of scientific discovery. This course could count as a non-major science core course, an IDS science elective or as a free elective for science majors. There are no prerequisite course requirements. Course may be offered with an emphasis on the field of biology (BIO 145), chemistry (CHE 145) or physics (PHY 145).

Prequisites: None

3
BIO 210

Modern Topics in Biology

This is an introduction to biological topics of general interest and practical value. Topics are drawn from areas such as basic biological principles, functioning of the human body, health problems and environmental issues. Students have a role in choosing topics and are actively involved in class presentations and discussions. This course consists of three lectures per week and is not eligible for elective credit in the major.

Prequisites: None

3
BIO 215

Environmental Science

This is an introduction to the principles of environmental science and considers how those principles can be applied to our understanding and solution of current environmental problems. The course consists of three lectures per week and is not eligible for elective credit in the major.

Prequisites: BIO-215L

3
BIO 215L

Environmental Science Laboratory

This is field and laboratory work designed to provide direct experience while investigating the basis for environmental principles. Students are exposed to the monitoring of environmental problems. The course is three laboratory hours per week and is not eligible for elective credit in the major.

Prequisites: BIO-215

1
CHE 101

General Chemistry I

This introduction to fundamental chemical principles includes topics such as atomic structure, bonding and properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions. The course consists of three lectures and three hours of laboratory a week.

Prequisites: High school chemistry or CPC-022 or 3 years of high school mathematics or MAT-117 or MAT-122, CHE-101L

3
CHE 101L

General Chemistry Laboratory

Three hours of laboratory.

Prequisites: CHE-101

1
CHE 102

General Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 101. Topics include chemical equilibria, kinetics and oxidation reduction systems.

Prequisites: CHE-101,CHE-101L, CHE-102L

3
CHE 102L

General Chemistry Laboratory II

Three hours of laboratory.

Prequisites: CHE-102

1
CHE 142

Molecules

This is an introductory course in chemistry, which addresses the key concepts of chemistry by studying the structures and workings of the molecules that people encounter in everyday life. Material will be presented in a conceptual manner, with minimal mathematics, and, to the extent possible, in a manner which connects chemistry to the everyday experiences of 21st century human beings. Topics will include atoms, molecules, intermolecular forces, bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, heat and energy, rates and equilibrium, acids and bases, light, electrochemistry, polymers and biochemistry. Lab must be taken concurrently

Prequisites: CHE-142L

4
CHE 145

The Process of Scientific Discovery

This is an introductory science course where students will be introduced to the major elements of science and technology including the basic insights of chemistry, physics, biology and geology in the context of the social and historical development of technology. Special attention will be paid to the impact of the sciences on cultural and human endeavors, and on the role of social change and serendipity in the process of scientific discovery. This course could count as a non-major science core course, an IDS science elective or as a free elective for science majors. There are no prerequisite course requirements. Course may be offered with an emphasis on the field of biology (BIO 145), chemistry (CHE 145) or physics (PHY 145).

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 142

Introduction to Astronomy

This course is an introductory astronomy course for students from all majors. Students are introduced to the basics of the telescope, light, the seasons and the tides, the moon,the sun,the solar system, stars, galaxies and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Experience involving field use of telescopes and other observational tools is incorporated into the course. Astronomy will satisfy the non-lab core science elective or can also be used as a free elective. If taken in conjunction with the optional PHY 142L, it will also fulfill the core science requirement for a laboratory-based science course.

Prequisites: None

3
PHY 142L

Introduction to Astronomy Lab

This laboratory accompanies the introductory astronomy course. The laboratory work supplements the lectures in Phy 142,focusing on the underlying physics of light,optics,wave motion and planetary motion.

Prequisites: Phy-142

1
PHY 145

The Process of Scientific Discovery

This is an introductory science course where students will be introduced to the major elements of science and technology including the basic insights of chemistry, physics, biology and geology in the context of the social and historical development of technology. Special attention will be paid to the impact of the sciences on cultural and human endeavors, and on the role of social change and serendipity in the process of scientific discovery. This course could count as a non-major science core course, an IDS science elective or as a free elective for science majors. There are no prerequisite course requirements. Course may be offered with an emphasis on the field of biology (BIO 145), chemistry (CHE 145) or physics (PHY 145).

Prequisites: None

3
BIO 10X

Choice of BIO 105 w/Lab or BIO 107 w/Lab

Choose two electives from BIO 105 and BIO 105L or BIO 107 and BIO 107L
4
PHY 1XX

Choice of PHY 101 w/Lab or PHY 111 w/Lab

Choose two electives from PHY 101 and PHY 101L or PHY 111 and PHY111L
4
PHY 1XX

Choice of PHY 102 w/Lab or PHY 112 w/Lab

Choose two electives from PHY 102 and PHY 102L or PHY 112 and PHY112L
4
BIO 389

Special Topics

This course presents an opportunity to study a selected topic in the biological sciences. Topics can originate with faculty or students.

Prequisites: None

1
BIO 390

Special Topics

This course presents an opportunity to study a selected topic in the biological sciences. Topics can originate with faculty or students.

Prequisites: None

3