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Overview

Course sections offered in SIE follow the same curriculum, have the same academic rigor, and follow the same academic policies as the University’s undergraduate program. The content of SIE sections for these UMD-approved courses—lectures, discussions, and labs—are identical to those sections offered to degree-seeking UMD students.

Course Descriptions

BCHM463: Biochemistry of Physiology (3 credits) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM271 and CHEM272; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM276 and CHEM277. Credit only granted for: BCHM461, BCHM462 or BCHM463. A one-semester introduction to general biochemistry. A study of protein structure, enzyme catalysis, metabolism, and metabolic regulation with respect to their relationship to physiology.

BSCI160: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (3 credits) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH220 or higher. Restriction: For Science Majors. Credit only granted for: BSCI106 or BSCI160. Formerly: BSCI106. Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.

BSCI161: Principles of Ecology and Evolution Lab (1 credit) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH220 or higher. Co-requisite: BSCI160. Restriction: For Science majors. Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.

BSCI170: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology (3 credits) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH220 or higher. Recommended: For Science majors. Credit only granted for: BSCI105 or BSCI170. Formerly: BSCI105. Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.

BSCI171: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology Laboratory (1 credit) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH220 or higher. Co-requisite: BSCI170. Recommended: For Science majors. Basic laboratory principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.

BSCI201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, neural, endocrine, and sensory systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.

BSCI202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI201; or permission of CMNS-Biology department. Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.

BSCI223: General Microbiology (4 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105. Fundamental concepts in morphology, physiology, genetics, immunology, ecology, and pathogenic microbiology. Applications of microbiology to medicine, the food industry and biotechnology.

BSCI330: Cell Biology and Physiology (4 credits) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132. And minimum grade of C- in BSCI170 and BSCI171; or minimum grade of C- in BSCI105. Restriction: Must not have completed BSCI230. Credit only granted for: BSCI230 or BSCI330. Formerly: BSCI230. Biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying cellular function. Properties of cells which make life possible and mechanisms by which cells provide energy, reproduce, and regulate and integrate with each other and their environment.

BSCI422: Principles of Immunology (3 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI223 and BSCI222. Recommended: BSCI330. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. The immune system in health and disease. Presentation and analysis of the cellular and molecular processes that comprise the immune system.

BSCI424: Pathogenic Microbiology (4 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI223. The role of bacteria and fungi in the diseases of humans with emphasis upon the differentiation and culture of microorganisms, types of disease, modes of disease transmission, prophylactic, therapeutic, and epidemiological aspects.

BSCI430: Developmental Biology (3 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI222 and BSCI330. Structural, functional and regulatory events and mechanisms that operate during development to produce an integrated, multicellular organism composed of a multitude of differentiated cell types.

BSCI440: Mammalian Physiology (4 credits) Prerequisite: BSCI330; and (CHEM231 and CHEM232; or must have completed CHEM233). Or permission of CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program. A study of the cardiovascular, hemopoietic, gastrointestinal, renal and respiratory systems. Chemical and endocrine regulation of physiological functions in mammals. Course does not count as an upper level lab for BIOL majors (see BSCI441).

CHEM131: Chemistry I Fundamentals of General Chemistry (3 credits) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH220, MATH130, or MATH140. Co-requisite: CHEM132. Recommended: For Science majors. Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM131, CHEM135, CHEM153 or CHEM146. Formerly: CHEM103. An overview of the Periodic Table, inorganic substances, ionic and covalent bonding, bulk properties of materials, chemical equilibrium, and quantitative chemistry. CHEM131 is the first course in a four-semester sequence for students majoring in the sciences, other than Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.

CHEM132: General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit) Co-requisite: CHEM131. Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM143, CHEM147 or CHEM177. Formerly: CHEM103. Introduction to the quantification of chemical substances, including the concept of the mole and chemical stoichiometry. Additional work involves the synthesis of ionic substances and their qualitative characterization. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM131.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry I (3 credits) Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146; and (CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM147, or CHEM177); and a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required of College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Co-requisite: CHEM232. Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233 or CHEM237. Formerly: CHEM233. The chemistry of carbon: aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, arenes, halides, alcohols, esters and spectroscopy.

CHEM232: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit) Prerequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132; or (CHEM135 and CHEM136); or (CHEM146 and CHEM147). And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Co-requisite: CHEM231. Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233 or CHEM237. Formerly: CHEM233. Provides experience in developing some basic laboratory techniques, recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography.

CHEM241: Organic Chemistry II (3 credits) Prerequisite: CHEM231 and CHEM232; or CHEM237. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Credit only granted for: CHEM241, CHEM243 or CHEM247. Formerly: CHEM243. A continuation of CHEM231 with emphasis on molecular structure; substitution reactions; carbonium ions; aromaticity; synthetic processes; macromolecules.

CHEM242: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit) Prerequisite: CHEM231 and CHEM232; or CHEM237. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Co-requisite: CHEM241. Credit only granted for: CHEM243 or CHEM247. Formerly: CHEM243. Synthetic organic chemistry through functional group manipulation, introduction to instrumentation essential to analysis and structure elucidation.

CHEM271: General Chemistry and Energetics (2 credits) Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Co-requisite: CHEM272. Credit only granted for: CHEM113, CHEM153, CHEM271 or CHEM276. Formerly: CHEM113. An introduction to the physical aspects of chemistry; chemical kinetics, thermodynamics and electrochemistry in the context of current chemistry research.

CHEM272: General Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits) Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Co-requisite: CHEM271. Credit only granted for: CHEM227, CHEM272 or CHEM277. An introduction to analytical chemistry with an emphasis on bio-analytical instrumentation and techniques.

STAT 464 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits) Prerequisite: Must have completed one semester of calculus. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: BIOE372 or STAT464. Additional information: Not acceptable toward degrees in MATH/STAT. Probabilistic models. Sampling. Some applications of probability in genetics. Experimental designs. Estimation of effects of treatments. Comparative experiments. Fisher-Irwin test. Wilcoxon tests for paired comparisons.

PHYS121: Fundamentals of Physics I (4 credits) Prerequisite: MATH112 or MATH115. Credit only granted for: PHYS121 or PHYS131. The first part of a two-semester course in general physics treating the fields of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Together with PHYS122, this generally satisfies the minimum requirement of medical and dental schools.

PHYS122: Fundamentals of Physics II (4 credits) Prerequisite: PHYS121; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. A continuation of PHYS121, which together with it, generally satisfies the minimum requirement of medical and dental schools.

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