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300-levels are for college and are each designed for 3 semester credits, unless otherwise specified.

200-levels are high school level equivalent to a full-year content, unless otherwise specified.

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Science Course Title: ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION
Number: SH 300
3 semester credits
This course covers the science of nutrition, including the chemical structure of foods and the processes in which the body uses them. The student will learn nutrition-related terms and the importance of nutrition for growth and development. The basic principles of nutrition are discussed, including food habits, nutrient overview, food guides, digestion and absorption, and the relationship between nutrition and health. In addition, the application of nutrition across the life cycle is reviewed, such as weight control, nutrition for the athlete, pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adulthood and the later years. No lab.

Required Textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Course Number: SH301
3 Semester Credits

Essentials of Medical Terminology provides a comprehensive coverage of basic medical terminology and language, for use in health care careers. Students are introduced to specific word origin and structure through the use of root words, suffixes, prefixes, combining forms, plurals, abbreviations and symbols. Instruction is provided on the basics of anatomy and physiology using a body systems approach. Also included is coverage of terms dealing with oncology, psychiatry, dental practice, pharmacology, and alternative medicine. Clinical and administrative office examples and cases are provided so that students will learn in a realistic context. This course is useful for anyone seeking employment in the medical field and is often a requirement in nursing programs. No prerequisites.

Required Textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
Number: SH307
3 semester credits

This course is an introductory survey course in forensic science/criminalistics. The objective of the course is to familiarize students with the scientific principles and uses of forensic science in the American system of Criminal justice. This course will be especially suitable for students majoring in Criminal Justice and related disciplines. The focus will be on the scientific foundations of forensic science, including chemistry, biology, geology and information science. These will be applied to the recognition, collection, preservation, analysis and interpretation of physical evidence found at a crime scene. This course is recommended for non-science majors and could be counted towards General Science Education requirement. No lab. No pre-requisite.

Required Textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Science Course Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Number: SH308
3 semester credits

(Formerly called Ecology.) An interdisciplinary study of the environment investigating how nature works and how things are interconnected. Based on an understanding of ecological concepts and principles, students examine lifestyle issues and critically analyze the relationship among population, natural resources, land use, agriculture, biodiversity, industrialization and pollution. Environmental problems are examined from scientific, ethical, economic and sociological perspectives to enable students to understand the relevance of biology to contemporary issues in human society. No lab. Prerequisites: none.

Required Textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Science Course Title: COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
Number: SH 310
3 semester credits

SH310 is designed to meet the need for a college level inorganic chemistry experience, equivalent in topic content to a two-semester general chemistry course. It is an introductory survey course for students who have had high school chemistry and for students who need a systematic review of basic chemical concepts prior to taking further chemistry courses (e.g. organic chemistry). Students are expected to have completed college algebra or an equivalent math course. Topics include: problem solving by dimensional analysis, atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, solution concentration expressions, nomenclature, chemical equilibrium and acid base theory, gas laws, intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: high school chemistry. 3 semester credits.

Required Textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LAB
Number:SH310L
1 semester credit

SH310L is designed to meet the need for a college level inorganic/general chemistry laboratory experience, equivalent in topic content to a one-semester general chemistry laboratory course. Topics include: problem solving by dimensional analysis, precision, accuracy, error measurement, significant figure analysis, atomic mass measurement, isotopic abundance, chemical reactivity and stoichiometry, Lewis dot structures, titration analysis, spectroscopy, electromagnetic radiation, reactivity and limiting reagents, catalysts, balanced equations and yield calculations. Prerequisite: College Algebra and SH310 College Chemistry (or other 3-credit college chemistry course). Students may take SH310L conconcurrently with SH310. Materials provided.

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Course Title: INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Number: SH311
3 semester credits

SH311 is designed to meet a need for an introductory college level organic chemistry experience. This course is a natural extension of a first-year inorganic chemistry curriculum. A systematic review of Carbon Chemistry concepts is presented in twenty-one chapters. Topics include: Alkanes and Cyclic structures, Stereochemistry, Organic reactions, Structure determination with Spectrometry, Aromatic Hybrid bonding and Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles. A video lab component is provided through online resources. (If you need a full credit lab, enroll in SH313.) Prerequisite: SH310 or equivalent. 3 semester credits.

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Course Title: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Number: SH312
3 Semester Credits

SH312 is a one-semester in-depth, substantive college level Organic Chemistry course. A systematic review of Carbon Chemistry concepts and applications is presented in twenty chapters. Topics include: Hybridization, Aliphatic and Cyclic structures and reactivity, Heterocycles, Stereochemistry, Organic structure determination, Organic reactions and reactivity, Aromatic Hybrid bonding, Carboxylic Acids, Lipids and Carbohydrates. This curriculum is designed for students whose goal is entry to a Physicians Assistant program or an allied medical field, (not for chemistry majors requiring two semesters of organic chemistry). Students requiring a one credit lab should also sign up for SH313. Prerequisites: SH310 College Chemistry (or similar 3-credit college chemistry course). Students may take SH312 and SH313 (lab) concurrently.


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Course Title: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
Number: SH313
1 semester credit

SH313 is designed to meet the need for a college level organic chemistry laboratory experience, equivalent in topic content to a one-semester organic chemistry laboratory course. Topics include: laboratory safety, crystallization, melting point determination, boiling points, simple and fractional distillation, chromatography, extraction, dehydration reactions, dehydration of alcohols, elimination reactions, stereochemistry, synthesis and hydrolysis of alkyl halides, oxidation of alcohols, infrared spectroscopy, electrophilic aromatic substitution, nitration, transesterification and the preparation of Biodiesel. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry lecture (SH312 or SH311) and College Algebra. Students may take SH313 concurrently with SH312 or SH311. Materials provided.

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Course Title: COLLEGE PHYSICS
Number: SH315
3 semester credits
With Lab

College Physics is an introductory level college course. Students study concepts of motion, energy, wave behavior, light and sound, electricity, magnetism, work, energy, atomic structure, atomic particles, and conservation laws. Students will experience the lab through the use of computer-based labs. Pre-requisites: Students should have taken high school algebra 1 and 2 and geometry; or college algebra and college geometry.

Textbook required: Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Science Course Title: COLLEGE BIOLOGY I
Number: SH320
3 semester credits

College Biology I is a 3-credit, one-semester biology course. It is an introductory course for students who have no background in biology or for students who need a systematic review of basic biological concepts prior to taking further science courses. Textbook topics include: introduction to biology today; essential chemistry for biology; molecules of life; tour of the cell; the working cell; obtaining energy from food; photosynthesis; cell reproduction; patterns of inheritance; structure and function of DNA; how genes are controlled; DNA technology; how populations evolve; and how biological diversity evolved.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: COLLEGE BIOLOGY I LAB
Course Number: SH320L
1 credit

This is a one-credit lab course designed to accompany or supplement CALCampus College Biology I (SH320). It may be used by college level students seeking a 1-credit general biology lab. Course activities consist of virtual lab exercises, videos, and PowerPoint presentations which all demonstrate many of the concepts taught in College Biology I. Completion of this virtual lab course will give the participants practical decision-making and theoretical experience. Materials are provided online. Prerequisite: CALCampus SH320 or other 3-credit college biology course. SH320L may be taken concurrently with SH320 or any first year/introductory college biology course.

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Science Course Title: COLLEGE BIOLOGY II
Number: SH321
3 semester credits

This is an introductory college course in College Biology and continues from where SH320 ended. Course topics include: evolution of microbial life; plants, fungi, and the move onto land; evolution of animals; ecology of organisms and populations; communities and ecosystems; human impact on the environment; concepts of animal structure and function; nutrition and digestion; circulation and respiration; the body's defenses; hormones; reproduction and development; nervous, sensory, and motor systems; life of flowering plants; the working plant.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: COLLEGE BIOLOGY II LAB
Course Number: SH321L
1 credit

This is a one-credit lab course designed to accompany or supplement CALCampus College Biology II (SH321). It may be used by college level students seeking a 1-credit general biology lab. Course activities consist of virtual lab exercises, videos, and PowerPoint presentations which all demonstrate many of the concepts taught in College Biology II. Completion of this virtual lab course will give the participants practical decision-making and theoretical experience. Materials are provided online. Prerequisite: CALCampus SH321 or other 3-credit college biology course. SH321L may be taken concurrently with SH321 or any first year/introductory college biology course.

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Course Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY
Number: SH322
3 semester credits

This college course addresses bacterial diseases of humans; physical and chemical means to control microorganisms; and microbiology's relevance to key public health issues, among other topics. The course introduces the student to microorganisms and their role in disease, health, foods, and the environment. Students develop an understanding of the infectious process, disease symptoms, treatment, and preventative measures for a broad spectrum of illnesses caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. In addition, examples in which microorganisms benefit man in industry and in nature are discussed. Prerequisite: Students should have completed an introductory college biology course prior to enrollment. 3 semester credits. (Students in need of a 1-credit lab should see SH323.)

Required textbook: Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: BASIC PRACTICAL MICROBIOLOGY LAB
Course Number: SH323
1 semester credit

This is a one-credit lab course designed to introduce health career students to the fundamental practical concepts of microbiology. Course activities consist of virtual lab exercises, videos, and PowerPoint presentations which all demonstrate the concepts that must be mastered by persons seeking to work in a microbiology laboratory. SH323 provides a fourth credit in Microbiology. It is recommended that students have already completed a 3-credit college course in microbiology; however, we will accept students who need to take both SH322 and SH323 together, if they have completed the prerequisites for SH322. Please note this on your registration form. Materials provided online by instructor.

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Course Title: BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Number: SH325
3 semester credits

Basic Anatomy and Physiology is intended for students who are considering careers in the field of health sciences. In this college course, you will study the structures and functions of the major systems of the human body. The inner workings of the body are studied by examining cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and how they are interrelated and work together as an entire organism. As a result of taking this course, the student will: recall the basic terminology of human anatomy and physiology; grasp the fundamental concepts of how the body works; recognize the theme of homeostasis and how different body systems interact; and become familiar with how disruptions lead to disease and dysfunction. No lab. 3 semester credits. (Students in need of a 1-credit lab should see SH326.)

Required textbook: Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: BASIC PRACTICAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
Number: SH326
1 semester credit

This is a one-credit lab course designed to introduce prospective health science students to Anatomy and Physiology by participation in simple common laboratory exercises. Course activities consist of virtual lab exercises, videos, and PowerPoint presentations. Lab topics include levels of organization, anatomical and physiological terminology, epithelial tissues, connective tissues, bones, muscle tissue, homeostasis and exercise, ionization and buffering, denaturing and protein function, enzymes, tests for reducing sugars, and osmosis and tonicity. This lab course is appropriate for students needing a fourth credit in Anatomy and Physiology. Prerequisite: Basic Anatomy & Physiology course (may be taken concurrently with SH325). Online materials.

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Course Title: BIOCHEMISTRY
Number: SH328
No Lab
3 semester credits

Biochemistry is an upper level college science course intended for science majors and students in the field of health sciences. In this course, you will study the structures and functions of the major families of chemical compounds involved in life processes, and how enzymes and hormones are involved in and regulate the metabolic processes that make life possible. Topics include carbohydrates; lipids; proteins; enzymes; introduction to metabolism, bioenergetics and thermodynamics; electron transport system and oxidative phosphorylation; carbohydrate metabolism; protein metabolism; lipid metabolism; and nucleic acids and nucleic acid metabolism. The textbook is provided online as a series of well-illustrated PowerPoint presentations and collateral readings. Prerequisites: college general chemistry (recommended to include organic chemistry); one semester of college biology or college anatomy and physiology.

Online textbook: Available through CALCampus.

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Course Title: BASIC PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
Course Number: SH329
1 semester credit

This is a one-credit lab course designed to introduce health career students to the fundamental practical concepts of Biochemistry. Course activities consist of virtual lab exercises, videos, and power point presentations which all demonstrate techniques used daily in Biochemistry labs. SH329 is a challenging and exciting course designed to encourage understanding of the scientific process such as experimental design and hypothesis testing, and to develop higher order critical thinking skills. Participants are expected not only to acquire and comprehend knowledge, but also to apply, analyze, evaluate and engage in synthesis. Written assignments are designed to integrate what is learned in lab. Instructional materials provided online. Prerequisite: College Chemistry or SH305 or SH328. May be taken concurrently with SH328.

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Course Title: ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
Number: SH330
Includes Lab
4 semester credits

Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. Anatomy and Physiology I is intended for students who are considering careers in the field of health sciences. The is a fast-paced college course, in which you will study the structures and functions of the major systems of the human body. The inner workings of the body are studied by examining cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and how they are interrelated and work together as an entire organism. There is a lab component with this lecture. 4 semester credits.

Required textbook and lab: Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Number: SH331
Includes Lab
4 semester credits

Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system, circulatory system (blood, heart, blood vessels and circulation), lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, urinary system, water, electrolyte and acid-base balance, digestive system, nutrition and metabolism and the reproductive systems. This course covers how our body functions as individual parts, as well as an entire system. There is a lab component with this lecture. Prerequisite: SH330 or equivalent 4-credit Anatomy and Physiology I with lab.

Required textbook and lab: Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: MARINE BIOLOGY
Number: SH334
Includes Lab
4 semester credits

A survey of marine environments and their biotic communities with an emphasis of the natural history of marine organisms. Focusing on the ecology of the marine environments and the ways in which marine organisms interact with each other and their physical environment. Covers: the marine environment, marine organisms, marine ecosystems and humans and the sea.

Required textbook and lab: Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES I
Number: SH340
3 semester credits

SH340 is the first of two courses provided for nursing students, which covers the basic concepts of Pharmacotherapeutics. Not only does the course provide a practical and theoretical knowledge base that will assist the student with patient care and education, but it also facilitates the student nurse's understanding of the major drug classifications. This is accomplished through the use of prototypes while emphasizing Pathophysiology, structured on the steps of the nursing process and the five concepts of human functioning. No lab. Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology I.

Required textbook and lab: Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES II
Number: SH341
3 semester credits

SH341 is the second of two courses provided for nursing students, which covers the basic concepts of Pharmacotherapeutics. It continues from where SH340 ended. Not only does the course provide a practical and theoretical knowledge base that will assist the student with patient care and education, but it also facilitates the student nurse'sĀ understanding of the major drug classifications. This is accomplished through the useĀ of prototypes while emphasizing Pathophysiology, structured on the steps of the nursing process and the five concepts of human functioning. No lab. Prerequisites: SH340 or equivalent; Anatomy and Physiology I.

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Science Course Title: GENERAL CHEMISTRY
Number: SH 210
No lab

Full year content. This is an intensive course in General Chemistry. The course covers the topics found in upper high school studies. It is an introductory course for students who have no background in chemistry or for students who need a systematic review of basic chemical concepts prior to taking further chemistry courses. Students in high school and those preparing to pursue college chemistry are invited to register for this course.

There are 16 units of study which include the following:

1. matter; energy; conservation of mass and energy; measurements and calculations
2. atomic structure
3. bonding
4. chemical formulas
5. gases
6. chemical calculations (stoichiometry); mole concept
7. liquids, solids, and phase changes
8. chemical reactions
9. rates of chemical reactions
10. chemical equilibrium
11. acids, bases, and salts
12. oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry
13. representative groups and families: sulfur; halogen; nitrogen; metals
14. carbon and organic chemistry
15. nucleonics
16. laboratory setups

Required Text. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Science Course Title: GENERAL BIOLOGY I
Number: SH 220
No Lab

This is a first semester introductory course in General Biology. The course covers the topics found in high school studies including The Cell, Molecular Basis of Heredity, Biological Evolution, Interdependence of Organisms, Matter, Energy, and Organization of Living Systems, and Behavior of Organisms. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to confirm reading knowledge of major themes expected in a high school biology course according to the National Science Education Standards.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Science Course Title: GENERAL BIOLOGY II
Number: SH 221
No Lab

This is a second semester introductory course in General Biology and continues from where SH220 ended. Students in high school and those preparing to pursue college biology are invited to register for this course.

Course topics for General Biology II include:

The Excretory System
The Circulatory System
Immunology
The Respiratory System
Hormones and the Endocrine System
The Nervous System
The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement
Animal Behavior
Evolution: The Process; Ecology
The Origin of Life
The Kingdom Monera (The Prokaryotes)
The Kingdom Protista
The Kingdom Fungi
The Kingdom Plantae
The Kingdom Animalia
The Primates

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