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ANSO 1010 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Intended primarily for students who wish to gain a broad, general overview of the field, its area of study, methods of inquiry, and conceptions and analysis of society.
3 Credit Hours

PSYC 1100 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Introduces the breadth and diversity of contemporary psychology. Provides a foundation from which the student might progress to more advanced, specialized courses. Topics include learning, perception, biopsychological processes, childhood and development, adjustment and mental health, and social behavior.
3 Credit Hours

WRIT 1010 COMPOSITION

Provides experiences in both formal and informal writing styles. Emphasizes increased skill regarding mechanics, cogency, or liveliness.
3 Credit Hours

PSYC 2300 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

Studies the development of the individual from conception through adulthood. Examines intellectual, emotional, and social aspects of behavior in terms of the complex interaction of heredity and environment. Content includes the application of prominent theories of human development to the individual’s development over the life span. Reviews current research in critical areas of human behavior (e.g., attachment, aggression) and uses it to enhance the student’s understanding of the human developmental process.
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: PSYC 1100 or permission from the instructor.

PSYC 3125 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Introduces the student to psychopathology. Includes a consideration of factors (physiological, psychological, and sociocultural) that influence the development of mental disorders. Surveys the major diagnostic categories, including symptomatology, demographics, etiology, and treatment approaches.
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: PSYC 1100.

BIOL 1610 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

Introduces the structure and function of the human body. Topics include biochemistry, cell biology, skeletal systems (histology, immunology, muscle tissues), neurobiology, and nervous systems. Includes laboratory sections involving mitosis, tissues, and bones. Laboratory required.
4 Credit Hours (Theory 3, Laboratory 1)

BIOL 1620 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

Continues BIOL 1610 and includes the remaining major organ systems (cardiovascular, urinary, respiratory, digestive, and endocrine systems). Includes laboratory sections involving cat dissection.
Laboratory required.
4 Credit Hours (Theory 3, Laboratory 1)

Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 or permission.

PHIL 2340 BIOETHICS

This course explores the ethical issues that arise with changes in medical technologies and health care policies. Students explore the philosophical concepts of autonomy, duty, justice, and care as they apply to patients and physicians. Topics covered may include stem cell research and cloning technologies, organ transplantation, experimentation on animals, prenatal diagnosis and abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, access to experimental treatments and allocation of scarce resources.
3 Credit Hours

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