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Courses 

BIO103 
Plants, People and Culture
Plants, People and Culture
Course Code:
BIO103
Course Description:
This is a general onesemester introductory survey course in plant biology. Some topics to be included are basic plant structures and functions, medicinal and poisonous plants, origins of agriculture and the green revolution. Lab exercises, using the scientific method, will investigate various plant physiological processes. Plants and their impact on society from both a contemporary and historical perspective will be critically examined using Internet research and current readings. Recommended for nonscience majors.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 2 Hours

BIO104 
Mysteries of the Microbial World
Mysteries of the Microbial World
Course Code:
BIO104
Course Description:
This course, designed for the nonmajor, uses scientific principles to investigate the diversity of microbial life. Laboratorybased modules use the scientific method to explore the cellular, ecological, epidemiological and commercial roles of microorganisms. The interdependence of microorganisms to life on Earth is examined. Laboratory exercises introduce students to principles of light microscopy, aseptic methods of handling and cultivating microorganisms, fermentation and DNA isolation. The historical and social impact of infectious diseases is explored using case studies, current events and web quests to encourage critical thinking skills. Examination of contemporary topics, including the development of antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism and genetic engineering are designed to foster scientific literacy. A research paper is required.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 2 Hours

BIO105 
Heredity, Evolution and Society
Heredity, Evolution and Society
Course Code:
BIO105
Course Description:
This course is an introductory survey that demonstrates how and why evolutionary theory is the unifying principle of modern biology. The course also examines the biological disciplines of classical and population genetics, molecular genetics, cell biology, human evolution and origins of life research. The impact of evolutionary theory and applications of genetic technologies on society are assessed. Labs include computer simulations, lab activities (nondissection) and use of various audiovisual materials. Recommended for nonscience majors.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test or MAT013. 
BIO106 
Human Biology, Biomedical Issues and Society
Human Biology, Biomedical Issues and Society
Course Code:
BIO106
Course Description:
An introduction to the functioning of the human body; a survey of selected body systems in health and disease. There will be discussions and written assignments concerning human biological issues from both historical and current perspectives. Laboratory exercises (without dissection), audiovisual materials, computer simulations and current readings are included. Recommended for nonscience majors.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test or MAT013. 
BIO108 
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Course Code:
BIO108
Course Description:
A one semester survey of the cells, tissues and systems of the human body. Structural, functional and biochemical features of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, special senses, digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary and reproductive systems in health and disease are studied and examined. Recommended for nonscience majors. This course fulfills the science requirement for Dietetic Technology students.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours

BIO111 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Course Code:
BIO111
Course Description:
A study of cellular transport mechanisms and tissues as they relate to organs and systems. Structural and functional features of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems and special senses are examined. Recommended for students in the health sciences.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours

BIO112 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Course Code:
BIO112
Course Description:
A continuation of BIO 111. A study of the structure and function of the body is continued by examining the endocrine, reproductive, circulatory, digestive, respiratory and excretory systems.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
BIO111 with a minimum grade of “C” 
BIO117 
Biology I
Biology I
Course Code:
BIO117
Course Description:
A general study of the physical and chemical properties of living material, cell organelles, cell transport, cell division, energy transformations in photosynthesis and cellular respiration, plant and animal tissues, the classification of organisms and genetics. Offered only in Fall.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours

BIO118 
Biology II
Biology II
Course Code:
BIO118
Course Description:
A continuation of Biology 117. Emphasis is on supporting life processes, animal systems, evolution, ecosystems and communities. Offered only in Spring.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:

BIO123 
General Biology I
General Biology I
Course Code:
BIO123
Course Description:
A study of the basic principles and origins of life; the chemistry of living things; cell structure, function and reproduction; cell metabolic process including cellular respiration and photosynthesis; Mendelian genetics and modern genetics principles. Required for science transfer students in the biology option and biology preprofessional option and biotechnology.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours

BIO124 
General Biology II
General Biology II
Course Code:
BIO124
Course Description:
A survey of plant and animal taxonomy, anatomy and physiology; evolutionary theory and principles of ecology. Laboratory sessions include dissections.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
BIO123 with a grade of "C" or higher. 
BIO131 
Human Structure and Function
Human Structure and Function
Course Code:
BIO131
Course Description:
A one semester survey of the cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body designed to establish a basic knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. The structural and functional features of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, sensory, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems will be studied and examined.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test or MAT013 
BIO210 
Introduction to Marine Biology
Introduction to Marine Biology
Course Code:
BIO210
Course Description:
Introduction to Marine Biology is a general course involving the study of the biological aspects of the marine environment. It is a field and laboratory oriented course covering the biology and characteristics of marine plants and animals. The course is designed to provide students with instruction and experience in collecting and identifying examples of local marine flora and fauna. The lecture portion of the course is taught at Middlesex County College, while the laboratory sessions will be conducted on the premises of Sea Grant Consortium in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 4 Hours, Lecture: 2 Hours, Studio, Field Experience Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College's Placement Test or MAT013 and one year of a high school laboratory science passed with a "C" or higher. 
BIO211 
Principles of Microbiology
Principles of Microbiology
Course Code:
BIO211
Course Description:
An introductory study of the microbial world with emphasis on the nature and behavior of microorganisms, the interrelationships that operate between microbes and the human host in health and disease and the principles of prevention and control of infectious disease. Laboratory experience develops techniques in the proper handling, observation and identification of microbial cultures. Recommended for students in the health sciences.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours

CHM107 
Principles of General, Organic and Biochemistry
Principles of General, Organic and Biochemistry
Course Code:
CHM107
Course Description:
An introduction to basic concepts of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Topics include the metric system, ionic and covalent bonding, acids, bases and salts, radioactivity, solutions, colloids, emulsions, gases and important organic compound classes such as alcohols, ethers, esters, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and enzymes. This course is required for students in Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy Assistant and Respiratory Care.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
One year of high school laboratory chemistry or CHM010 
CHM117 
Chemistry I
Chemistry I
Course Code:
CHM117
Course Description:
A foundation course involving a study of the metric system, bonding, the periodic table, chemical equations, molerelated concepts, stoichiometry and gas law. Laboratory experiences stress proper lab technique, use of equipment, treatment of data and safety. Offered only in Fall.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT013 or appropriate score on the College placement test and one year of high school laboratory science or departmental approval 
CHM118 
Chemistry II
Chemistry II
Course Code:
CHM118
Course Description:
A continuation of CHM 117. Topics include qualitative and quantitative solution chemistry, acidbase theory, chemical equilibria, oxidation reductions and basic electrochemistry. Laboratory experiences cover qualitative analysis and volumetric methods of analysis. The volumetric techniques include acidbase and redox titrations and spectrophotometric analysis. The computer is used to analyze data. Offered only in Spring.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:

CHM121 
General Chemistry I  Lecture
General Chemistry I  Lecture
Course Code:
CHM121
Course Description:
A theoretical treatment of principles and laws underlying atomic structure, chemical reactions, enthalpy changes, bonding and states of matter integrated with descriptive material and quantitative calculations.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 4 Hours

CHM122 
General Chemistry II  Lecture
General Chemistry II  Lecture
Course Code:
CHM122
Course Description:
A continuation of CHM 121, concentrating on properties of liquids, solids and solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, properties of acids and bases, acidbase and solubility equilibria, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
CHM121 with a grade of “C” or better 
CHM125 
General Chemistry I  Lab
General Chemistry I  Lab
Course Code:
CHM125
Course Description:
Introduction to the general chemistry laboratory: includes the conduct of inorganic reactions and general laboratory techniques. An appreciation and understanding of safety and environmental aspects of the general chemistry laboratory is developed. General chemistry laboratory techniques such as separation and titration and inorganic multistep synthesis are carried out. A variety of chemical reactions are performed, redox reactions and titrations are carried out, a stock solution and a series of dilute solutions are prepared from the stock, the enthalpy of reaction using Hess’ Law is determined, and the MW of a volatile liquid is determined using the Ideal Gas Law.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Corequisites:
CHM 121 
CHM126 
General Chemistry II  Lab
General Chemistry II  Lab
Course Code:
CHM126
Course Description:
The laboratory course associated with CHM 122, General Chemistry II. The labs are related to the lecture topics and are meant to reinforce them. Computers are used for data acquisition and data handling using Microsoft EXCEL.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours
Corequisites:
CHM 122 
CHM201 
Principles of Organic Chemistry
Principles of Organic Chemistry
Course Code:
CHM201
Course Description:
An introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry in a nonmechanistic approach. Laboratory experiences include the basic techniques of organic synthesis and the related techniques used in the isolation and purification of organic compounds.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
CHM107 or higher with lab. 
CHM202 
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Course Code:
CHM202
Course Description:
An introduction to the chemistry of compounds present in living systems. Topics include the structure and properties of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids and the metabolism of these substances in the body. Laboratory experiments include the qualitative and quantitative analysis of these compounds. A onesemester course.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:

CHM221 
Organic Chemistry I  Lecture
Organic Chemistry I  Lecture
Course Code:
CHM221
Course Description:
A mechanistic study of the preparation and chemical reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes. Conformational analysis and stereochemistry of organic compounds.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
CHM122 with a grade of “C” or better 
CHM222 
Organic Chemistry II  Lecture
Organic Chemistry II  Lecture
Course Code:
CHM222
Course Description:
A mechanistic study of the preparation and chemical reactivity of aromatic compounds, alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 4 Hours

CHM227 
Organic Chemistry I  Lab
Organic Chemistry I  Lab
Course Code:
CHM227
Course Description:
Introduction to the organic chemistry laboratory, performing organic reactions and notebook keeping. An appreciation and understanding of safety and environmental aspects of the organic laboratory. Introduction to organic chemistry laboratory techniques for the purification, isolation and identification of organic compounds  melting point, boiling point, recrystallization, distillation, IR spectroscopy and aspects of chromatography.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab: 3 Hours
Corequisites:
CHM 221 
CHM228 
Organic Chemistry II  Lab
Organic Chemistry II  Lab
Course Code:
CHM228
Course Description:
Laboratory experience includes the characterization and identification of organic compounds using modern spectroscopic techniques: IR, 1HNMR, 13CNMR, and Mass Spectrometry (MS). Introduction to basic techniques of chromatography (GC, HPLC) are also included.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 3 Hours
Corequisites:
CHM 222 
CSC105 
Computer Applications and Systems
Computer Applications and Systems
Course Code:
CSC105
Course Description:
This course defines computers and computer applications and their use in business, industry and government. Students completing this course will be computer fluent. Students will understand the capabilities and limitations of computers and know how to use them. In addition, students will understand computers and their ethical, legal and societal implications. Topics include the history of computers, hardware devices, software programs, terminology, privacy of information, ethical behavior and the influence of computers on people and society. Handson experience includes: using a Windows operating system, a word processor, designing and implementing spreadsheets and producing presentations. This course is recommended for anyone who will be involved with computers and the use of computer application software.
Department:
Computer Science and Information Technology
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours

CSC106 
Intermediate PC Applications with Programming
Intermediate PC Applications with Programming
Course Code:
CSC106
Course Description:
This course introduces students to a problem solving approach to computer applications through the use of spreadsheets, database, presentation manager, a programming language and Internet skills. It emphasizes Visual Basic and Microsoft Excel, in addition to surveying fundamental computer concepts and is designed for students who already possess a familiarity with computer applications. It is recommended for students planning to transfer to an upper division college that has a computer programming requirement in its computer literacy course. This course is suitable for liberal arts, science transfer and business transfer students who wish to transfer to a university and complete their bachelor,s degree.
Department:
Computer Science and Information Technology
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab: 4 Hours, Lecture: 1 Hours

GESCI 
General Education Science Elective
General Education Science Elective
Course Code:
GESCI
Department:
General Education
Instruction methods:
Lecture

IDC102 
Computer Technology Essentials
Computer Technology Essentials
Course Code:
IDC102
Course Description:
Students will learn about computer terminology. Students will use relevant computer applications running on a PC under the Windows operating system to accomplish personal and workrelated tasks. Students will also use the Internet to locate the information that they will need to work in their field and they will be able to process and present this information effectively. The evaluation of the quality of the collected information will also be covered. In addition, students will use HTML to create Web pages.
Department:
Computer Science and Information Technology
Credit:
1
Corequisites:
IDC103 
MAT101 
The Mathematics of Money
The Mathematics of Money
Course Code:
MAT101
Course Description:
This course is primarily for liberal arts students interested in the practical applications of mathematics. Topics surveyed include problem solving and data analysis, mathematical modeling, the financial applications of probability and statistics, inductive reasoning, and financial literacy.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test, successful completion of MAT013 or equivalent or departmental approval. 
MAT102 
A Survey of Mathematics
A Survey of Mathematics
Course Code:
MAT102
Course Description:
This course is primarily for liberal arts students interested in the practical applications of mathematics. Topics surveyed include problem solving and data analysis, mathematical modeling, the use of Venn diagramming, graph theory, voting theory, geometric analysis, set theory, and inductive reasoning.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test, successful completion of MAT013 or equivalent or departmental approval. 
MAT107 
Mathematics I
Mathematics I
Course Code:
MAT107
Course Description:
Basic mathematics with an emphasis on the technical, manipulative skills that are required in a technological society. Emphasis is on understanding concepts in each of the many applicationoriented problems. Stresses the importance of precision, accuracy and the clear presentation of results. Topics include arithmetic operations, measurement, rounding, conversions, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, scientific notation, use of calculators, metric system, solving linear equations and systems of equations, and graphing linear equations. The first semester of a twosemester course. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test, MAT013 or equivalent 
MAT108 
Mathematics II
Mathematics II
Course Code:
MAT108
Course Description:
A continuation of MAT 107. This course stresses technical mathematical skills and applications. Topics include solving right triangles, logarithmic and exponential functions and radicals. Also includes the statistics topics of frequency distribution, presentation of statistical data (graphs, charts and tables), measures of central tendency and dispersion, the Normal distribution and introduction to probability theory.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:

MAT113 
Mathematical Structures I
Mathematical Structures I
Course Code:
MAT113
Course Description:
This is the first of a two semester sequence. This first course focuses on selected topics from numeration, mathematical systems, real numbers, and number theory. Designed to develop a deep understanding of the processes of mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and communication of mathematics effectively at different levels of formality, using a variety of representations of mathematical concepts and procedures. Develop a fundamental understanding relating to algebraic thinking and reasoning. Physical materials and models will be used to explore fundamental concepts of numeration, mathematical systems, real numbers, and number theory. This course is especially appropriate for those students preparing to be elementary, early childhood, or special education teachers.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Corequisites:
Corequistie Exemption: Proficiency at the Level of Algebra II 
MAT114 
Mathematical Structures II
Mathematical Structures II
Course Code:
MAT114
Course Description:
This is the second of a two semester sequence. This second course focuses on selected topics from geometry, measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability. Designed to develop mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and communication of mathematics effectively at different levels of formality, using a variety of representations of mathematical concepts and procedures. Develop a fundamental understanding relating to algebraic thinking and reasoning. Physical materials and models will be used to explore fundamental concepts of geometry, measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability. This course is especially appropriate for those students preparing to be elementary, early childhood, or special education teachers.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:

MAT116 
College Algebra
College Algebra
Course Code:
MAT116
Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare students for general education science and mathematics electives. Topics include concepts of algebra, algebraic functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions and graphs, inequalities and systems of equations. Applications are emphasized.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT014 or appropriate score on the College Placement Test. 
MAT123 
Statistics I
Statistics I
Course Code:
MAT123
Course Description:
Familiarizes students with mathematical models that occur in more advanced courses and in the areas of business, science and the social sciences using exploratory data analysis and statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics linear regression, probability and probability distribution, confidence intervals, and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT013 or appropriate score on the College placement test Corequisites:
MAT090Corequiste Exemption: Proficiency at the Level of Algebra II 
MAT124 
Statistics II
Statistics II
Course Code:
MAT124
Course Description:
Continues the study of hypothesis testing, including one and two sample testing, chisquare analysis, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics and regression and curve fitting. Familiarizes the students with models and methods used in data analysis with a focus on databases and computer systems to aid in analysis. Students will plan an experiment and make inferences about a population based upon sample data collected.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:

MAT129 
Precalculus
Precalculus
Course Code:
MAT129
Course Description:
Emphasis is on those topics from algebra and trigonometry that best prepare students for the first course in calculus. The areas of study are algebraic and transcendental functions and their graphs. Of special interest are polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Additional topics include vectors, polar coordinate systems, matrices and determinants. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test and/or satisfactory score on the diagnostic examination, “C” or better in MAT014 or departmental approval 
MAT129A 
Precalculus I (Part A)
Precalculus I (Part A)
Course Code:
MAT129A
Course Description:
This first half of a twosemester Precalculus course designed to give students extended enrichment to prepare for a first course in calculus. Emphasis is on algebra topics to develop skills properly and a thorough understanding of the concepts needed to proceed to Calculus. Topics include the study of algebraic functions and their graphs. Of special interest are polynomials and rational functions. TI83/84 graphing calculator is required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
2
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
Appropriate score on the College placement test and/or satisfactory score on the diagnostic examination, “C” or better in MAT014 or departmental approval 
MAT129B 
Precalculus I (Part B)
Precalculus I (Part B)
Course Code:
MAT129B
Course Description:
The second half of a twosemester Precalculus course designed to give students extended enrichment to prepare for a first course in calculus. Emphasis is on exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their properties to develop skills properly for a thorough standing of the concepts needed to go on to calculus. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
2
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT129A or equivalent 
MAT131 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Course Code:
MAT131
Course Description:
Presents fundamental ideas of calculus such as the derivative, integral and their applications. Topics include fundamentals of analytic geometry. The first course in a sequence of calculus courses intended for the student interested in mathematics, engineering and the natural, physical and social sciences. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours

MAT131A 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Part A)
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Part A)
Course Code:
MAT131A
Course Description:
The first half of a twosemester sequence of Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. Presents fundamental ideas of calculus such as limits, derivatives, and their applications. Topics include fundamentals of analytic geometry and transcendental functions. The first course in a sequence of calculus courses intended for the student interested in mathematics, engineering, and the natural, physical, and social sciences. TI 83 or TI 84 calculator required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
2
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours

MAT131B 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Part B)
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Part B)
Course Code:
MAT131B
Course Description:
The second half a twosemester sequence of analytic geometry and Calculus I. Presents fundamental ideas of calculus, such as derivative and integral and their applications. Topics include fundamental of analytic geometry and transcendental functions. This is the first course in a sequence of calculus courses intended for the student interested in mathematics, engineering and the natural, physical and social sciences. TI83/84 graphing calculator is required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
2
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT131A or equivalent 
MAT132 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Course Code:
MAT132
Course Description:
Topics include trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, areas, centroids, techniques of integration, parametric curves and vectors, indeterminant forms, Taylor's formula, infinite series and topics in analytic geometry. Recommended for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer science, social sciences and the science related areas of chemistry and physics. TI83/84 graphing calculator is required.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT131 or equivalent 
MAT206 
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Course Code:
MAT206
Course Description:
This is the first course in discrete mathematics. Topics include number theory, sets, functions and sequences, relations, recurrence relations, counting techniques, logic and techniques of proofs, graphs and algorithms. This course prepares students for further study in mathematics and computer science.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT132 or written permission of the department chairperson 
MAT210 
Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra
Course Code:
MAT210
Course Description:
Covers geometric vectors, vector spaces, systems of linear equations, determinants, linear transformations, matrix algebra and the applications of matrices to the engineering, social and management sciences. Advanced topics include linear product spaces, eigenvalues and vectors, canonical forms and computations via the computer. Applications include linear differential equations, linear programming, and stochastic processes. Students utilize computer software to solve reallife problems and to facilitate computations involving the mathematical operations listed above.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:

MAT233 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Course Code:
MAT233
Course Description:
Emphasis is on the study of analytic geometry and calculus in three dimensions. Topics include solid analytic geometry, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and topics in vector analysis such as Green's theorem, the divergence theorem, surface integrals and Stokes theorem. Recommended for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer science, social sciences and the science related fields of chemistry and physics.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT132 or equivalent 
MAT234 
Differential Equations
Differential Equations
Course Code:
MAT234
Course Description:
An introduction to differential equations for students interested in mathematics, and the physical and social sciences. Covers first and secondorder differential equations and systems of firstorder equations, both linear and nonlinear. Quantitative and numerical analysis are emphasized along with analytic techniques, such as Laplace transform and matrix methods. Applications and modeling of real phenomena are discussed throughout the course.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT233 or written permission of the department chairperson 
MAT257 
Selected Topics in Mathematics
Selected Topics in Mathematics
Course Code:
MAT257
Course Description:
This course allows interested students to explore topics that supplement the standard mathematics curriculum. Topics may include, but are not limited to: chaos and fractals, combinatorics, complex variables, graph theory, history of mathematics, logic, number theory, probability, and topology.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT132 or departmental approval 
MAT285 
Basic Statistics for Business
Basic Statistics for Business
Course Code:
MAT285
Course Description:
An indepth study of descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling distributions, principles of hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. The material is designed to give students the knowledge and skills for gathering, organizing, and interpreting statistical data as relevant to business. This course will also provide a sound foundation for the study of more advanced topics.
Department:
Mathematics
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT129 or equivalent precalculus course 
PHY101 
Principles of Physics
Principles of Physics
Course Code:
PHY101
Course Description:
Includes an introduction to Newtonian mechanics with application of the conservation laws to physical systems. Electromagnetism and geometrical optics are introduced at an elementary level. Topics in wave propagation, thermodynamics, atomic and nuclear physics.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT107 or equivalent 
PHY123 
General Physics I  Lecture
General Physics I  Lecture
Course Code:
PHY123
Course Description:
Emphasizes theoretical models and basic physical principles. The course is precalculus based and uses some basic calculus in the development and applications of physical principles in a scientific environment. Students will use computers in the laboratory for developing programming skills for the analysis of experimental data. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, conservation of energy and momentum, waves, temperature and heat and thermodynamics. The first semester of a twosemester collegeparallel sequence for liberal arts science and preprofessional students.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours

PHY124 
General Physics II  Lecture
General Physics II  Lecture
Course Code:
PHY124
Course Description:
Emphasizes theoretical models and basic physical principles. The course is precalculusbased and uses some basic calculus in the development and applications of physical principles in a scientific environment. Students will use computers in the laboratory for developing programming skills and for the analysis of experimental data. Topics include electrostatics, direct current circuits, electromagnetism, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics, quantum theory, atomic physics and nuclear physics. The second semester of twosemester collegeparallel sequence for liberal arts science and preprofessional students.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:

PHY125 
General Physics I  Lab
General Physics I  Lab
Course Code:
PHY125
Course Description:
This course is to be taken in conjunction with General Physics I and is the first semester of a two semester laboratory universityparallel sequence for liberal arts science and preprofessional students. Students will make measurements and develop an understanding of the errors in those measurements and the final result. The importance of maintaining a laboratory notebook is emphasized as well as accurate and concise reporting of the data and results; data interpretation is also emphasized. The computer is used of data acquisition and analysis. Laboratory safety is also discussed.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture

PHY126 
General Physics II  Lab
General Physics II  Lab
Course Code:
PHY126
Course Description:
This course is to be taken in conjunction with General Physics II and is the second semester of a two semester laboratory universityparallel sequence for liberal arts science and preprofessional students. Students will make measurements and develop an understanding of the errors in those measurements and the final result. The importance of maintaining a laboratory notebook is emphasized as well as accurate and concise reporting of the data and results; data interpretation is also emphasized. The computer is used of data acquisition and analysis. Laboratory safety is also discussed.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture
Prerequisites:

PHY133 
Analytical Physics I  Lecture
Analytical Physics I  Lecture
Course Code:
PHY133
Course Description:
A calculusbased general physics course. Topics include statics, kinematics, dynamics and the conservation of energy and momenta. Appropriate computer and laboratory experiences are included. The first course in a threecourse series consisting of PHY 133, PHY 134 and PHY 236.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Corequisites:
MAT 131 or equivalent 
PHY134 
Analytical Physics II  Lecture
Analytical Physics II  Lecture
Course Code:
PHY134
Course Description:
A continuation of PHY 133. Topics include wave motion, special relativity, thermodynamics, electrostatics and DC circuits. Appropriate computer and laboratory experiences included. The second course in a threecourse series consisting of PHY 133, PHY 134 and PHY 236.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours
Prerequisites:
Corequisites:
MAT 132 or equivalent 
PHY135 
Analytical Physics I  Lab
Analytical Physics I  Lab
Course Code:
PHY135
Course Description:
This course is to be taken in conjunction with Analytical Physics I and is the first semester of a three semester laboratory collegeparallel sequence for engineering science and physics students. Students will make measurements and develop an understanding of the errors in those measurements and the final result. The importance of maintaining a laboratory notebook is emphasized as well as accurate and concise reporting of the data and results. The importance of interpreting the data is emphasized. The computer is used of data acquisition and analysis. Laboratory safety is also discussed.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture
Prerequisites:
One year of high school laboratory physics Corequisites:
MAT 131 or equivalent 
PHY136 
Analytical Physics II  Lab
Analytical Physics II  Lab
Course Code:
PHY136
Course Description:
This course is to be taken in conjunction with Analytical Physics II and is the second semester of a three semester laboratory collegeparallel sequence for engineering science and physics students. Students will make measurements and develop an understanding of the errors in those measurements and the final result. The importance of maintaining a laboratory notebook is emphasized as well as accurate and concise reporting of the data and results. The importance of interpreting the data is emphasized. The computer is used of data acquisition and analysis. Laboratory safety is also discussed.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 2 Hours
Prerequisites:
Corequisites:
MAT 132 or equivalent 
PHY236 
Analytical Physics III  Lecture
Analytical Physics III  Lecture
Course Code:
PHY236
Course Description:
Continuation of PHY 134. Topics include magnetism, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics and atomic and nuclear physics. Appropriate computer and laboratory experiences included. The third course in a threecourse series consisting of PHY 133, PHY 134 and PHY 236.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab, Lecture: 4 Hours

PHY239 
Analytical Physics III  Lab
Analytical Physics III  Lab
Course Code:
PHY239
Course Description:
This course is to be taken in conjunction with Analytical Physics III and is the third semester of a three semester laboratory collegeparallel sequence for engineering science and physics students. Students will make measurements and develop an understanding of the errors in those measurements and the final result. The importance of maintaining a laboratory notebook is emphasized as well as accurate and concise reporting of the data and results. The importance of interpreting the data is emphasized. The computer is used of data acquisition and analysis. Laboratory safety is also discussed.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
1
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture

SCI120 
Introduction to Sustainability
Introduction to Sustainability
Course Code:
SCI120
Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to the topic of global sustainability. It will provide students with an awareness and understanding of global, environmental, sustainability concerns. The need for a course in sustainability has grown evident in recent years. This course will bring together the natural and social sciences to create a framework to provide the knowledge and strategies needed for a sustainable future.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT013 or appropriate score on the College placement test. 
SCI155 
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Geology
Course Code:
SCI155
Course Description:
A onesemester course dealing predominately with geology and with the physical aspects of the ocean. Topics include a discussion and identification of rocks and minerals, volcanism, the geologic time scale, earthquakes and their origin. Introduces important topics in physical oceanography and the geology of New Jersey and environs. Students are required to go on an all day field trip. Provides appropriate laboratory exercises.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT013 or appropriate score on the College placement test 
SCI157 
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Meteorology
Course Code:
SCI157
Course Description:
An introduction to meteorology, providing an overview of the atmosphere, temperature, measurements and energy balance, as it pertains to air masses, clouds, precipitation, wind, storms and fronts. A series of physical principles will be used to illustrate the dynamics of the atmosphere, including force, density, methods of heat transfer and radiation. Weather predictions and forecasting instrumentation are integral parts of the course, including Internet sources and weather satellite transmissions.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
One year of high school laboratory science, MAT013 or appropriate score on the College placement test 
SCI158 
Planetary Astronomy
Planetary Astronomy
Course Code:
SCI158
Course Description:
To provide an overview or introduction to descriptive space science covering the historical development of astronomy and planetology. Basic physical laws are introduced to help explain the tools used in the investigation of solar systems. Appropriate laboratory experience is provided.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
One year of high school laboratory science, MAT014 or appropriate score on the College placement test 
SCI160 
Essentials of Oceanography
Essentials of Oceanography
Course Code:
SCI160
Course Description:
The focus of this course is on the physical aspects of the world's oceans; the architecture of ocean basins, plate tectonics and tsunamis, the distribution of marine sediments, oceanic circulation and productivity, and the effects of deep ocean circulation on world climate. Geology, chemistry, physics and biology are addressed as interactive and interdependent systems. The history of marine exploration, marine fauna and flora, shore processes, and environmental concerns will also be covered.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
One year high school laboratory science, MAT013 or appropriate score on the College placement test 
SCI164 
Historical Geology
Historical Geology
Course Code:
SCI164
Course Description:
Historical Geology is an introduction to the principles and interpretation of geologic history utilizing three main themes  deep time, plate tectonics, and the evolution of life. It emphasizes the evolution of the earth's lithosphere (crust), atmosphere, and biosphere through geologic time. It includes consideration of the historical aspects of plate tectonics, the geologic development of the current continents configuration, and important events in biological evolution and the resulting assembly of fossils. It provides an appreciation for the vast extent of geologic time, the natural processes affecting change on the earth, and the identification of common fossil types.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT013 or appropriate score on the College placement test. 
SCI204 
Concepts of Physical Science
Concepts of Physical Science
Course Code:
SCI204
Course Description:
A general introduction to physical science through an investigation of natural laws. Topics to be covered include Newton's laws of motion, the law of universal gravitation, gas laws, methods of heat transfer, and electricity and magnetism. Chemistry concepts and natural laws pertaining to astronomy, geology and meteorology will also be covered.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 2 Hours

SCI206 
Introduction to Forensic Science
Introduction to Forensic Science
Course Code:
SCI206
Course Description:
This course is an introductory course in which scientific principles will be applied to the methods used to investigate and solve crimes. The course will focus on the principles and methods utilized in the traditional sciences of biology, chemistry and physics. The scientific techniques used to collect and analyze evidence will be covered.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
3
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 2 Hours
Prerequisites:
MAT013, MAT 013B or appropriate score on the College placement test 
SCI210 
Environmental Geology
Environmental Geology
Course Code:
SCI210
Course Description:
This course introduces students to environmental geology. The focus is on the relationship between human society and the earth's five systems: water, ice, air, the solid earth and life. The course provides an understanding of the geologic mechanism and prediction of such natural hazards as earthquakes, volcanism, coastal and riverine floods, landslides, desertification, glaciation and global warming. The course discusses complex problems that arise from the human impact on the geological processes and how that can lead to tragic consequences. The stress of overpopulation, energy resource limitations, groundwater contamination, alternative energy sources, as well as the basic concepts of environmental geology management will be covered. The laboratory component includes an introduction to geologic methods of identification, groundwater contamination, exercises on water table problems (construction of water table profiles), exercises on geological and tectonic maps to study the most active (tectonically and volcanically) world regions and the study of rocks and minerals as mineral resources.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours

SCI220 
Forensic Science
Forensic Science
Course Code:
SCI220
Course Description:
An overview of the fundamental principles of the physical and biological sciences as they relate to the field of forensic science. This course focuses on the role of the forensic scientist in criminal investigations. Scientific principles of crime scene investigation, including the chemistry of blood, physics of blood splatter, DNA and firearms identification will be covered. Laboratory analysis will include microscopy, atomic absorption and chromatography.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours

SCI256 
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Course Code:
SCI256
Course Description:
To provide an overview or introduction to descriptive space science covering stars, stellar evolutions and galaxies. Basic physical laws are introduced to help explain the tools used in the investigation the galaxies. The possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence is included as a necessary part of the subject. Appropriate laboratory experience is provided.
Department:
Natural Sciences
Credit:
4
Instruction methods:
lab: 2 Hours, Lecture: 3 Hours
Prerequisites:
One year of high school laboratory science, MAT014 or appropriate score on the College placement test 