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ANAT 14 1. Understand and apply the scientific method to anatomy and physiology based experiments. This includes
conducting experiments, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions from these data.
3. Define the major terms used to describe the levels of organization of life (atoms, molecules, organelles,
cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organism).
4. Compare and contrast the structure and function of major organic molecules (nucleic acids, proteins,
carbohydrates, lipids).
5. Name the major cell organelles and describe their basic functions.
6. Identify specific cell types and their unique sub-cellular components.
7. Explain the concept of homeostasis and why the inability to maintain homeostasis leads to disorders.
8. Apply physiological feedback systems to the maintenance of homeostasis.
9. List and locate the principal body cavities and their major organs.
10. Identify the location and gross anatomy of the organs comprising human organ systems using models and
dissection material.
11. Understand the basic physiological processes employed by human organ systems.
12. Understand how physiological mechanisms may change in situations of exercise, disease, trauma or
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ANAT 25 A. Describe verbally or in writing the:
1. subcellular components of the eucaryotic cell; their locations, ultrastructure,
functions, and interrelationships.
B. Sequentially analyze selected body functions or dysfunctions in terms ofthe:
1. specific system or systems involved.
2. specific system component or components involved.
3. specific tissues, cells, and subcellular structures involved.
c. Accurately and precisely identify in the laboratory the:
1. specific types ofhuman cells and their subcellular components in microscopic
preparations and micrographs.
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B. Distinguish between evolution and evolutionary theories and describe the historical development of modem evolutionary theory and how it is used to explain evolution.
C. Explain the mechanisms of biochemical genetics, including the structures and
functions ofDNA, RNAs, and ribosomes; and solve simple problems in DNA coding
for protein synthesis.
D. Describe the processes of mitosis and meiosis; relate meiosis to biochemical genetics, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, and evolution.
E. Explain the mechanisms of Mendelian genetics; solve simple problems involving the inheritance of dominant and recessive alleles, co-dominant alleles, and sex-linked genes; and analyze simple human pedigrees.
F. Explain the mechanisms of population genetics; solve simple problems in population genetics using the Hardy-Weinberg formula; and critically evaluate the results.
G. Describe the synthesis of genetics and evolutionary theory; compare and contrast gradualism and punctuated equilibrium and discuss their possible applications to human evolution.
L. Demonstrate a working knowledge of plate tectonics and continental drift;
stratigraphy; relative and chronometric dating techniques; and geological time.
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ASTR 1 D. Distinguish the roles and interactions of fundamental particles, forces, and astrophysical processes in the universe.
F. Differentiate the major properties of astronomical objects: clusters of galaxies, galaxies, stars and stellar remnants, planetary systems.
G. Assess models of the formation, evolution, and interactions of galaxies and of stars.
I. Interpret and analyze astrophysical theories and data on cosmological, galactic, stellar, and planetary levels.
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ASTR 4 C. Demonstrate an understanding of the overarching theme of evolution in astrobiology by understanding processes such as natural selection, gene transfer, and mutation.
D. Compare and contrast the major characteristics of the three main "domains" of living organisms and relate them to the "universal tree of life".
E. Demonstrate an understanding how microbes persist, interact and survive within changing and sometimes extreme environments.
H. Compare and contrast the evolution of the inner and outer solar system.
J. Define the habitable zone of a planetary system.
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ASTR 14 A. Analyze the practice of observational astronomy in other cultures from prehistoric times until the present.
D. Observe astronomical objects during their annual and daily motions in the skies.
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ASTR 16 B. Visually identify a broad range of constellations, stars, nebulae, galaxies, planets, and other celestial objects.
F. Analyze stellar spectra and classify stars according to their spectral features.
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ASTR 17 C. Outline major theories of the origin and evolution of the Sun and its family of planets.
F. Identify the major structural, surface and atmospheric characteristics of the solar system’s planets and their respective satellites.
I. Assess the likelihood that a planet (real or hypothetical) could sustain life, as we know it, based on current astrobiological theory and experimentation.
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ASTR 18 G. Analyze the impact of stars on properties of galaxies and cosmological theories.Mostly aligned
ASTR 19 D. Analyze the roles of fundamental particles and forces in the universe.
I. Identify major phenomena that remain unresolved.
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BIO 9 A. Infer the tenets of Darwin-Wallace Evolution from data supporting the theory of evolution and natural selection.
D. Arrange the components of living things by size and inter-relationships (i.e. molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organism, and biosphere).
H. Connect cell division to development, growth, and heredity.
I. Integrate the relationship between genetic and environmental influences on human traits and predict genotypes and phenotypes using genetic calculations.
K. Analyze the flow of chemicals and energy through living and nonliving systems. the systems of life,
including cells, organs and organ systems, organisms, and ecosystems.
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BIO 11 A. Demonstrate the use of the scientific method in various problem solving situations, including
laboratory experiments, field observations, group experiments.
B. Utilize various pieces of laboratory apparatus and field tools such as, maps, charts, taxonomic keys,
C. Report observations and experiments using standards prescribed by American Institute of Biological
D. Read, understand and critique popular and current articles on biological topics.
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BIO 15 A. Compare and contrast the major theories about the biological origins and
emergence of HIV.
B. Compare the major routes of HIV transmission and analyze risk behaviors and
facilitating factors for transmission
C. Comprehend basic epidemiologic concepts and terminology that relate to
disease transmission such as exposure, infection and disease, incidence and
prevalence. Compare and contrast patterns of HIV transmission between
differing geographic regions
G. Demonstrate a basic comprehension of HIV testing methods by means of
problem solving, be able to interpret positive/negative HIV antibody and viral load
J. Compare and contrast the efficacy of different prevention strategies to modify
risk behaviors and reduce HIV transmission
K. Evaluate current and developing treatment regimens for HIV/AIDS within the
context of clinical trials
L. Evaluate current vaccine strategies and limitations within the context of clinical
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BIO 20
D. Identify the ecological principles operating in specific ecosystems, especially marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
F. Analyze a specific ecosystem and discuss the principles relevant to the area chosen.
H. Demonstrate in writing an understanding of the concept of biodiversity.
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BIO 30
F. Analyze a specific environmental problem that affects humans, give statistical evidence for its importance, and offer practical solutions.
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BIO 31 A. Explain the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science.
B. Identify major environmental and natural resource issues in the context of human welfare.
C. Describe the scientific evidence underlying environmental and resource problems and
relate them to their political, social, and historical context.
D. Critically evaluate solutions to selected environmental problems as proposed by
individual disciplines and interdisciplinary research teams such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
H. Acquire, analyze and evaluate information pertaining to environmental issues from popular, technical, academic and scientific sources.
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BIO 32 9. Explain the physical factors and biological factors that define the upper
and lower limits of the intertidal zone.
15. Summarize the general patterns of distribution of fish in the marine
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BIO 40
B. Interpret ecological models using the basic concepts of ecology and the laws of
D. Evaluate the effects of the rock cycle and plate tectonics on ecological systems
G. Use dichotomous taxonomic keys to identify plants and animals.
I. Diagram interactions between biotic and abiotic factors within the major natural regions of California.
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BIO 100B
B. Synthesize evidence supporting evolution as the mechanism for the diversity of life and distinguish diverse forms of life.
D. Evaluate the interactions between organisms and their environment through ecological principles.
E. Assemble observations to generate hypotheses, design and develop experiments, analyze and evaluate data, recommend new questions and support or refute other studies.
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BOT 10 A. review the major characteristics of plants, explain the basic principles of plant
taxonomy, and discuss the importance of plants for human existence and in the
E. demonstrate a knowledge of classical genetics and an ability to successfully
resolve genetic problems.
G. discuss the relationships between form and function in plants, describe the
major problems for plants in the terrestrial environment, and describe and
explain the adaptations that have evolved in plants to overcome these
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BTEC 115 B. Properly utilize the materials and properly operate the standard laboratory equipment used in normal recombinant DNA manipulation techniques.
F. Utilize proper techniques of bacterial cultures including sterile technique, serial dilution and culture fermentation as used in recombinant DNA science procedures.
G. Describe and apply techniques of recombinant DNA biotechnology such as isolation and purification , restriction enzyme digestion, evaluation of the success of a restriction enzyme digestion, DNA ligation, transformation, and other standard techniques in a step-wise manner.
H. Describe and apply techniques of DNA cloning genomic library and screening techniques, DNA sequencing techniques including colony hybridization, preparation and use of bioassays, blot techniques, RFLPs, and DNA fingerprinting.
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BTEC 120 B. Compare and contrast the function of organisms at the cellular and molecular level.
C. Describe and analyze the molecular characteristics shared by all organisms.
D. Describe and interpret biological control systems with regard to their component processes and their interdependent relationships.
G. Describe and interpret the fundamental importance of molecular and cell biology to the fields of medical pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental science.
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CHEM 32 The student will apply chemical principles to the solution of problems relevant to health fields, including (but not limited to) solution concentration and behavior, chemical quantities and reactions, functional group identification and reactivity, and the chemical behavior and physiological roles of major classes of biomolecules.Mostly aligned
CHEM 40 Upon completion of this course a student will be able to describe, analyze and interpret selected chemical and physical laws and theories including atomic theory, chemical bonding, matter/energy relationships, solution chemistry, gas laws, kinetic theory, and the periodic law. Perfectly aligned
CHEM 101AUpon completion of this course a student will be able to:
A. Predict and write balanced net ionic equations for acid-base and precipitation reactions.
B. Analyze and solve stoichiometry problems including limiting, elemental analyses, and material balances in aqueous solution.
C. Solve classical gas law problems and interpret the behavior of gases using kinetic theory, and predict circumstances under which non-ideal behavior becomes important.
D. Derive energies and enthalpies of physical and chemical processes from calorimetric data, and solve problems involving enthalpies of formation and Hess’ law.
E. Derive and use classical and modern relationships for electromagnetic radiation.
F. Interpret electron density and probability plots for hydrogen-like orbitals, interpret atomic emission spectra to atomic energy levels, apply quantum theory to polyelectronic atoms, and relate electron configurations to atomic properties.
G. Predict, for given molecules or polyatomic ions:
a. Orbital hybridization and orbital geometry
b. Molecular geometry
c. Types and numbers of covalent bonds in molecules
d. Bond length, bond angles, and bond energies
e. Polarity, resonance, and formal charges
H. Use molecular orbital energy diagrams for diatomic molecules to determine bond order and magnetic properties of a molecule.
I. Solve initial-value equilibrium problems including weak acid dissociation, interpret equilibrium constants, and use le Chatelier’s principle to predict the effect of a disturbance on an equilibrium system.
J. Correlate physical properties of solid substances with interparticle attractions.
K. Construct and interpret a Born-Haber cycle.
L. Describe and use laboratory techniques, including proper recording of laboratory data, the proper use of weighing balances, spectrophotometers, and other equipment, the proper disposal of waste, and safety procedures and precautions.
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CHEM 103AUpon completion of this coursework, a student will be facile in the physical, mathematical, and chemical principles and relationships that illuminate the study of matter and energy. Mostly aligned
CHEM 110 A. understand basic chemical concepts and how they apply to everyday experiences.
B. Be proficient in science literacy, thereby improving the student’s understanding of science and technology and allowing a better comprehension of questions that arise in modern society.
C. Appreciate chemistry as an experimental science via an introduction of the scientific method from both a historical perspective and a current dynamic vision.
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ENRG 3 B. Be familiar with the economic, societal, and environmental implications of various energy sources, including non-renewable and renewable.
C. Evaluate various energy resources, including their energy value and environmental impact.
E. Demonstrate knowledge of each of the alternative energy sources covered in lectures.
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GEN 10 Explain the basic principles of genetics and evolution.
2) Outline the various investigative techniques used in the study of genetics.
3) Demonstrate the importance of genetics and evolution to biology, agriculture, animal husbandry, and
genetic engineering.
4) Explain the scientific method and discuss how this technique is used to examine observations in genetics.
5) Describe the structure of DNA and RNA and explain how structure is related to function.
6) Compare and contrast differing theories of evolution.
7) Describe how variation is related to chromosomal behavior.
8) Outline the areas of research in genetics.
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GEN 15 A. Demonstrate a basic understanding of both the principles of Mendelian
inheritance and molecular genetics covering both eukaryotic and
prokaryotic organisms.
B. Apply the basic concepts of genetics to human inheritance.
C. Explain the importance of genetics to the understanding of human biology,
medicine, and public health.
D. Outline a variety of health and birth defects related to abnormal
E. Discuss the inheritance in families and family trees.
F. Explain the role of human genetics in the appearance of abnormal
behavioral patterns.
G. Explain the mechanisms which lead to mutations and explain how
mutations cause disruption of normal inheritance.
H. Discuss the future of human genetics and explain how advances in genetic
engineering may improve the genetics of the human species.
I. Compare and contrast the benefits and risks of genetic engineering.
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GEOG 1 Analyze and explain global patterns of precipitation.
Identify and describe the characteristics, location, and causes of typical midlatitude and tropical atmospheric disturbances and storms, including midlatitude cyclones, midlatitude anticyclones, and tropical cyclones.
Analyze and interpret the global distribution of climate types following the Koppen
climate classification system, including the general location, characteristics and controls of each major climate type.
Examine and interpret the relationships between different kinds of magma, the style of volcanic eruption, and the types of volcanic mountains that develop from these magmas.
Analyze and interpret processes of fluvial erosion and deposition, including common landforms produced by these processes.
Analyze and explain the characteristic conditions and special processes influencing landform development in desert regions.
Explain the coastal processes of erosion, sediment transport and deposition, and the typical landforms produced by these processes
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GEOL 10 Synthesize various data points and natural phenomena to understand the origin of the Earth.
Evaluate and interpret the model of Plate Tectonics based on global geologic phenomena and features.
Diagram, define, and analyze the environments that produce stress and the resulting deformation (elastic rebound, folds, and faults).
Compare and contrast the origins, hazards, and consequences of earthquakes that occur in different geologic settings globally.
Diagram and evaluate the structure of the Earth's interior, including physical and chemical layers, heat, magnetic fields, and gravity and the data that support this understanding.
Diagram and evaluate the formation of continents through accretion of terranes and use this understanding to interpret the variations in continental materials worldwide.
Relate rock weathering, mass wasting, streams, glaciers, and waves to the development of major geologic features and phenomena.
Evaluate the effects of how humans interact with and try to control a variety of geologic processes such as rivers flooding and sand movement on beaches.
Use the principles of relative and radiometric dating to interpret the geologic history of a sequence of rocks and structures.
Compare and contrast the various types of volcanoes ~ their geologic settings, eruptive style, and associated landforms and hazards.
Identify, classify, and interpret the formation history of common rock-forming minerals, and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
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GEOL 11 Classify and analyze the dominant plants and animals in the Precambrian, Paleozoic Era, Mesozoic Era, and the Cenozoic era.
Synthesize Earth's geologic history and compare it with its geologic present.
Examine and interpret the data that supports the geologic evolution of the Earth and its organisms.
Analyze and interpret fossil formation conditions.
Interpret the origin, evolution, and features of ocean basins and continents, based on plate tectonics.
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GEOL 18 Diagram and explain the structure of the Earth's interior and demonstrate how it affects Earth's surface and Plate Tectonics.
Compare and contrast various important geologic hazards at work in California — cause and effects (including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and landslides).
Recognize the basic rock types, where they are commonly found in California, and how they contribute to topographic features.
Compare and contrast mineral provinces within the state based on formation setting and climate controls.
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GEOL 20AEvaluate the geologic history of the Mono Basin area from rocks and physical features studied.
Correlate the geologic history of the Mono Basin area with the geologic development of other parts of the eastern Pacific basin and global plate tectonics.
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GEOL 20BEvaluate the geologic history of the Sierra Nevada from rocks and physical features studied.
Correlate the geologic history of the Sierra Nevada with the geologic development of other parts of the eastern Pacific basin and global plate tectonics.
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GEOL 20CEvaluate the geologic history of the Death and Owens Valley regions from rocks and physical features studied.
Correlate the geologic history of the Death and Owens Valley regions with the geologic development of other parts of the eastern Pacific basin and global plate tectonics.
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GEOL 25 Recognize and understand how gem minerals and materials have been altered by the lapidary arts, enhanced artificially, or produced synthetically in the laboratory.
Evaluate how factors such as physical, chemical and optical properties, crystal structure, and inclusions affect the uses and influence the suitability and valuation of material for use as a gemstone.
Compare and contrast the historical, cultural, and market factors that influence the relative cost of gemstones and precious metals.
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GEOL 30 Evaluate geologic hazards and develop strategies to mitigate the hazard.
Differentiate between natural and human-induced environmental disruptions
Analyze how human activities impact the environment
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M B 10
C. Illustrate the process involved in proving an infectious disease agent is the
cause of a specific disease.
E. Assess the factors that contribute to disease emergence and reemergence, such
as microbial mutation and evolution, antibiotic resistance, urbanization, mass
transit and jet travel, pollution, climate change, and bioterrorism.
F. Compare and contrast different patterns of disease transmission including
arthropod-borne disease, sexual-transmission, food-borne and respiratory tract
I. Appraise different methods for control and prevention of selected infectious
disease including antibiotics, vaccines and biological control.
J. Examine modem day methods of tracking and investigating disease outbreaks.
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D. Understand the causes of mutation and significance of mutation with regard
to microbial evolution, genetic engineering and antibiotic resistance.
F. Evaluate real-life factors that contribute to infectious disease progression.
H. Understand the types and general mechanisms of action of antimicrobial
drugs and agents.
K. Comprehend the relationship of microbes to the environment.
N Document, organize, interpret and express laboratory data.
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D. Explain how energy is utilized by individuals, and calculate energy used during energy expenditure.
L. Suggest dietary modifications applicable for individuals with high blood cholesterol, high )
blood pressure, diabetes, and other nurition-sensitive conditions.
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D. Evaluate one's protein, carbohydrate, and fat intake. Describe the effect of high and low intake of these nutrients on health.
F. Describe the concept of energy balance.
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O H 76 F. Employ analytical techniques applied to plant identification including use of
dichotomous keys.
C. Demonstrate techniques for preserving and documenting fresh plant samples.
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O H 77 C. Demonstrate techniques for preserving and documenting fresh plant samples.
F. Employ analytical techniques applied to plant identification including use of
dichotomous keys.
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OCAN 1 Apply the plate tectonics theory to the origin, evolution, and features of ocean basins.
Analyze and interpret the origin, distribution, and evolution of ocean sediment.
Integrate and evaluate the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans.
Analyze and interpret basic beach processes, including variations in sediment size, coastal sediment erosion, transportation, and depositional processes.
Analyze and assess the origin and effects of waves, tides, and ocean currents.
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PALE 1 Describe the basic morphology and its functions, the paleoecology, and the phylogeny of the organisms covered in the class.Perfectly aligned
PHYC 2AB. Apply basic vector mathematics, such as addition of vectors and resolution of vectors into components, to physics problems such as two-dimensional kinematics.
C. Analyze a physical situation with multiple forces acting on a point mass or extended object using Newton's Laws of Motion.
D. Analyze a physical situation with multiple forces acting on a point mass or extended object using concepts of work and energy.
E. Determine which fundamental laws of physics apply in a problem, such as whether or not momentum or energy is conserved.
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PHYC 4AB. Apply vector mathematics to physics problems such as two-dimensional kinematics problems or calculating the work done by a force along a defined trajectory.
C. Predict the future trajectory of an object moving in two dimensions with uniform acceleration.
D. Analyze a physical situation with multiple forces acting on a point mass or extended object using Newton's Laws of Motion.
E. Analyze a physical situation with multiple forces acting on a point mass or extended object using concepts of work and energy.
F. Distinguish which fundamental laws of physics apply in a problem such as whether or not momentum or energy is conserved.
G. Solve problems in symbolic form such as the orbital period of a satellite, the rotational speed of a solid sphere down an inclined plane, or the buoyant force acting on an object in air.
H. Solve problems graphically such as finding the total displacement traveled from a velocity versus time graph or the total impulse from a force versus time graph.
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PHYC 10 F. Apply concept of electron configuration to explain periodic trends among the elements.
G. Apply kinetic theory of matter to explain concepts such as temperature, thermal energy, latent heat and absolute zero.
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PHYC 40 B. Apply basic vector mathematics to physics problems such as the addition of forces or the resolution of velocities into components.
E. Solve elementary physics problems using algebra and trigonometry.
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PHYS 1 B. Comprehension of the physical, chemical, molecular, and cellular mechanisms underlying physiological processes.
C. Comprehension of the consequences of dysfunction or alterations in function in the human.
E. Comprehension oft he integration of physiological activities for adaptation in the face of environmental circumstances.
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PHYS 12 A. Demonstrate the ability to use and understand the basic terminology and
concepts of physiology.
B. Demonstrate the ability to use and understand the biochemical and physical
processes underlying the physiology of the human body.
C. Demonstrate an understanding of the way in which the mechanisms of normal
physiology change in situations of disease, trauma or degeneration.
D. Demonstrate the ability to use the basic laboratory skills, techniques and
procedures of elementary physiology.
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PHYS 67 A. Describe the anatomy of neurons.
B. Describe the general functions of cell membrane channels and pumps.
C. Describe the generation of the membrane potentials and there relationship to the
action potential.
D. Describe the basics of synaptic transmission including general principles of
neurotransmitter action and their receptor pharmacology.
E. Distinguish the processes associated with sensation and sensory processing including
the somatic sensory, vision, auditory, vestibular, and the chemical
F. Describe the function of the neuromuscular junction, reflex arc, and basic control
of movement by the spinal chord.
G. Summarize mechanisms associated with the muscle spindle.
H. Analyze the brainstem reflexes associated with locomotion reflexes.
I. Describe the general organization of the nervous system as it relates to the
functioning of the spinal cord, brainstem, and forebrain structures.
J. Describe the basics of brain development - neural tube development, brain vesicle
enlargement, major brain subdivisions
K. Discuss the issues associated with vertebrate and invertebrate development.
L. Analyze the topics of phrenology and mis-measurement.
M. Describe the mechanisms associated with forebrain control of movement
N. Describe brainstem nuclei, cerebellum, and pathways associated with
coordination and balance.
O. Analyze topics associated with movement and disorders ofmovement
P. Analyze concepts associated with sex, sexuality ofthe brain and emotions.
Q. Examine the concept of synaptic plasticity, cellular learning and its relationship to
learning and memory.
R. Examine concepts associated with language and lateralization ofthe nervous
S. Analyze concepts associated with sleep and consciousness.
T. Examine concepts associated with aging and disorders of the nervous system
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ZOOL 10 A. Describe the steps in the scientific method in order.
B. Discuss how the scientific method can be applied to medical research and everyday situations.
C. Distinguish a hypothesis, theory and a law.
D. Demonstrate an understanding of the method of Strong Inference for formulating sets of multiple working hypotheses
E. Explain the advantages of the application of Strong Inference over the formulation of a single hypothesis and supportive experiments.
G. Describe the characteristics shared by all living organisms.
H. List in ascending order the levels of organization found in living systems.
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