Science – ASSC

ASSC 101 - Concepts in Biology (3)

A survey of the basic concepts in biology and explores current ideas pertaining to life processes common among plants and animals. Lectures combined with lab activities focus on traditional and modern techniques of study in biological science while emphasizing the relevance of biology to our day-today life. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Concepts courses are offered every semester.

ASSC 102 - Concepts in Earth Science (3)

A survey of the basic concepts in earth science including geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Lectures combined with lab activities develop basic science literacy while focusing on current issues and applications relevant now and in the future. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Concepts courses are offered every semester.

ASSC 103 - Concepts in Chemistry (3)

A survey of the basic concepts in chemistry including the nature and interaction of matter, chemical bonding, solutions, and organic functional groups. Lectures, combined with lab activities, explore fundamental concepts and the application of those concepts to the challenges of modern living. Topics include the chemistry of food, cosmetics, soaps, paints, and fuels. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Concepts courses are offered every semester.

ASSC 104 - Concepts in Physics (3)

Provides a survey of the basic concepts of classical and modern physics that are the foundation of everyday phenomena. The emphasis will be on the physics behind everyday objects. For example, how does a refrigerator, microwave, television, radio, and computer work? Lectures, combined with lab activities, explore fundamental concepts of energy, force, motion, electricity, light, and magnetism. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Concepts courses are offered every semester.

ASSC 105 - Concepts in Environmental Science (3)

Provides a survey of the basic concepts in environmental science and explores current ideas pertaining to the basic interrelationships between man and his environment. Lectures, combined with lab activities, focus on basic principles of ecology, the effect of man's activities on the surrounding ecosystem, a balanced approach to contemporary environmental issues, and introduction to plant and animal taxonomy at a level appropriate for the non-science major. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Concepts courses are offered every semester.

ASSC 106 - Concepts in Biochemistry (3)

A survey of the basic concepts in biochemistry discussing how atoms and molecules interact to form living organisms. Topics will include the fundamental nature of matter, a study of major classes of biomolecules (DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, etc.), the organization of the cell, and bodily systems (circulatory, respiratory, digestion, nervous, etc.). Lectures, combined with lab activities, explore fundamental concepts and the organization of matter and living things in light of our Creator God. Lab fee. (3 credit hours)

ASSC 111 - Human Biology (3)

An introduction to biological principles related to the human body. Topics include the creation of man, biomolecules, protein synthesis, cell structure and function, genetics and disease, and will include an overview of the structure and function of the human body systems. This course is a preparation for more advanced studies in ASSC 226 and 227. This course is a prerequisite to ASSC 226 and 227 for the nursing student. Offered every semester.

ASSC 120 - General Biology 1 (4)

A general introduction to the principles, concepts, and topics covered in the biological sciences. The coursework serves as a foundation for General Biology 2, Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, and other biological science courses; and provides an overview of biology as it applies to our daily lives, stressing a biblical view of the natural world. Meets four hours per week (including a one-hour laboratory.) Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ASSC 1200 - General Biology 1 Lab

Offered every Fall semester.

ASSC 121 - General Biology 2 (3)

A continuation of General Biology 1 designed as a general introduction to the principles, concepts, and topics covered in the biological sciences. Coursework serves as a foundation for Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, and other biological science courses, providing an overview of biology as it applies to our daily lives, stressing a biblical view of the natural world. Prerequisite: ASSC 120. Meets four hours per week (including a one-hour laboratory.) Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ASSC 1210 - General Biology 2 Lab

Offered every Spring semester.

ASSC 135 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3)

This course serves as a continuation of HUSO 134 Introduction to Geography. Topics include weather and climate, landforms, biogeochemical cycles and the biosphere, earth's resources and environmental issues, the human food supply and the physical geography of the earth's major landmasses. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ASSC 141 - General Chemistry 1 (4)

A lecture and laboratory course in basic inorganic chemistry. An introduction to atomic structure and the periodic table, gas laws and molecular theory, and stoichiometry. Prerequisites: ASMA 131 or its equivalent or permission from the instructor. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ASSC 1410 - General Chemistry 1 Lab

Offered every Fall semester.

ASSC 142 - General Chemistry 2 (4)

A lecture and laboratory course in basic inorganic chemistry that provides an introduction to molecular theory, energy changes, chemical equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: ASSC 141 and permission from the instructor. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ASSC 1420 - General Chemistry 2 Lab

Offered every Spring semester.

ASSC 143 - Chemistry for the Allied Health Professions (4)

This course introduces basic concepts in general, organic, and biochemistry, necessary for nursing and other health-related fields. While introducing the structures and properties of inorganic compounds, the course does not emphasize quantitative analysis and reaction mechanisms, although calculations and problems solving are involved. The course is a preparation for more advanced biomedical sciences. Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered every semester.

ASSC 151 - General Physics 1 Lab (4)

A survey of the key concepts in physics. This semester covers conservation laws, Newtonian mechanics, and special relativity. Prerequisite or co requisite: ASMA 143. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered fall semester of odd-numbered years.

ASSC 152 - General Physics 2 Lab (4)

A survey of the key concepts in physics. This semester covers electromagnetism, quantum physics, and statistical physics. Prerequisites: ASSC 151 or permission from the instructor. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered spring semester of even-numbered years.

ASSC 226 - Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)

A survey of the structures and functions of the human body. The cat will be used as a model for macroscopic dissection and observations. The first semester covers basic chemistry, cells, tissues, as well as the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Prerequisite: high school biology (one year) or high school anatomy/physiology (one year) or ASSC 111 or both ASSC 120 and ASSC 121. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

ASSC 2260 - Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab

Offered every Spring semester.

ASSC 227 - Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)

A survey of the structures and functions of the human body. The cat will be used as a model for macroscopic dissection and observations. The second semester covers the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as genetics. Prerequisite: ASSC 226. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

ASSC 2270 - Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab

Offered every Fall semester.

ASSC 229 - Botany Lab (4)

An introduction to the basic concepts related to the biology of plants. Topics include basic plant anatomy, physiology, as well as principles of plan reproduction, differentiation, and taxonomy. Prerequisite: ASSC 120 and 121 or permission of the instructor. Meets four days per week (including a one-hour laboratory.) Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

ASSC 231 - Zoology Lab (4)

Provides the student with an introduction to the morphology, physiology, taxonomy, and ecology of the major phyla of both vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Compares various levels of structure and investigates the anatomy and physiology of these representative groups. Prerequisites: ASSC 120 & 121 or permission from the instructor. Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ASSC 234 - Microbiology Lab (4)

An introduction to bacteria, yeasts, molds, and other microorganisms, with emphasis on those organisms having a direct impact on humans. Lecture and lab. Prerequisite: ASSC 120 or 121 or permission from the instructor. Lab fee. (4 credit hours). Offered every semester.

ASSC 235 - Geology Lab (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts of physical geology, including the identification and classification of rocks and minerals, the recognition and interpretation of geologic features and formations, the examination and explanation of geological processes, and an analysis of evidence and inferences drawn from rock strata and the fossils they contain. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered as needed.

ASSC 236 - Cell and Molecular Biology 1

Studies the structure and function of cells and cell components. Focuses on an in-depth discussion of the molecular mechanisms responsible for transmission and expression of the genetic information. The subject will be presented with an experimental approach. Experiments and people leading to major historical breakthroughs as well as current research activities will be discussed. Prerequisites: ASSC 120, ASSC 121, and ASSC 340. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

ASSC 237 - Cell and Molecular Biology 2

Studies the structure and function of life on the subcellular and molecular level. Focuses on the structure and function of subcellular organelles as well as signal transduction, the eukaryotic cell cycle, and programmed cell death. A discussion format will be used. Prerequisite: ASSC 436. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

ASSC 239 - Weather and Climate (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts of meteorology including a study of how solar heating, pressure, humidity, air masses, and fronts combine to produce weather and climate. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

ASSC 242 - Astronomy (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts of astronomy and the physical laws and processes at work in the universe. Topics include the history of astronomy, astronomical methods, a survey of the solar system, the sun and stars, galaxies, and cosmological models together with the concepts of time, space, and relativity. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered every semester.

ASSC 310 - Premed Seminar (3)

An independent study course designed to reinforce critical thinking skills, mainly in science, that are required for medical college admission. It starts with a review of general physics and general chemistry, and proceeds to advanced topics in molecular biology. The time spent on each area will be individualized. Practice MCAT tests will be conducted throughout the course. Prerequisites: ASSC 121, 142, and 152 or department permission; junior or senior classification. (3 credit hours) Offered as needed.

ASSC 325 - Genetics (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts of genetics which integrates the principles of genetics with practical problem-solving activities. Emphasis will be on the understanding and application of genetic principles. Prerequisites: ASSC 120, 121 and ASMA 131 or above. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

ASSC 332 - Ecology (4)

A field course stressing basic taxonomy and interrelationships of plants and animals with their physical environment. Lecture, laboratory, and field work. Prerequisite: ASSC 120 and 121, or permission from the instructor. Meets four days a week (includes a one-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

ASSC 338 - Organic Chemistry 1 (4)

An introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry. Includes a study of the structure, nomenclature, reactivity, and synthesis of organic compounds. Prerequisites: ASSC 141 and permission from the instructor. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

ASSC 339 - Organic Chemistry 2 (4)

Builds on principles learned in Organic Chemistry 1. Provides a deeper understanding of organic synthesis including substitution, elimination, aromatic, enolate chemistry, and multistep synthesis. Details of reaction mechanisms will be studied as will spectropic analysis and modern theories of bonding. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory). Prerequisite: ASSC 338. Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

ASSC 340 - Biochemistry (4)

A study of the relationship between biology and organic chemistry. Topics include synthesis, structure and function of biomolecules, intermediary metabolism, and the function of cell compounds. Prerequisite: ASSC 141 and permission from the instructor. Meets five hours a week (includes a two-hour laboratory. Lab fee. (4 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

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