Applied Science and Technology

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Biological Chemistry

Courses

BC-390. Special Topics: Biological Chemistry. 3 Credits.

Conferences and literature research directed to the study of a particular area of biological chemistry. Area selected must coincide with faculty expertise. Prerequisites: BI-240 CH-366.

BC-399. Tutorial. 1 Credit.

BC-420. Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis I. 2 Credits.

Modern instrumental techniques in qualitative and quantitative studies of biochemical systems exposure to a broad range of instrumental methods. Prerequisites: BI-240 CH-366.

BC-421. Instrumental Analysis for Biochemistry. 2 Credits.

Modern instrumental techniques in qualitative and quantitative studies of biochemical systems exposure to a broad range of instrumental methods. Prerequisites: BC-420.

BC-442. Biochemistry I. 3 Credits.

Protein structure and function, enzymes, enzyme kinetics and mechanism, metabolism, techniques in protein chemistry.

BC-443. Biochemistry II. 3 Credits.

Biosynthesis, hormone regulation, RNA and DNA metabolism, Regulation of gene expression, Techniques in nucleic acid chemistry.

BC-492. Biological Chemistry. 3 Credits.

The chemistry and metabolism of biological compounds, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics and cellular organization. Expression and processing of biological information including replication of DNA, transcription, translation, regulation and recombinant DNA technology. Prerequisites: BI-240.


Biotechnology

Courses

BT-110. Science Goes to the Movies. 3 Credits.

This course considers the evolution of the science behind the movies - the technical advances that have made modern movie making possible and how the treatment of science, scientific discovery and inventions have evolved particular movie genres. Lectures and movie clips will be used to illustrate the above.

BT-130. Technology in the 21st Century. 3 Credits.

This course will discuss the history, development and scientific breakthroughs that have led to the amazing devices and technologies available to humans today. Particular attention to the people, time and places involved in the development of inventions like TV, radio, computers, phones, transmission of electric power, movies, and some of the many advances in genetics and medicine.

BT-140. How Stuff Works. 3 Credits.

This course will illustrate how the many devices we use in everyday life were invented and how they work. Devices like the radio, TV, microwave, smart phones, computers, etc. will be used as examples.

BT-150. The Gene - Mystery of Inheritance. 3 Credits.

A Historical and Scientific Journey into the Mystery of Inheritance: In the past 150 years, the concept of the Gene - the molecular particle that contains the information of inheritance - has enriched human understanding of genetics. We now have the tools to control some aspects of genetics and even alter our own evolution. This course will explore this scientific journey - using the contributions of the many scientists who have written a story that is changing living history itself.

BT-301. Medical Immunology. 3 Credits.

An examination of the basics of immunology from the molecular to the cellular and organism level. A discussion of interactions in the healthy and disease states and the use of immunotherapy in medicine and the future of diagnostic immunology in health care. Prerequisites: BI-240.

BT-420. Biomedical Applications of DNA Technologies. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on the use of current DNA technologies for biomedical applications. Specific emphasis will be placed on the use of these technologies in gene transfer, gene identification, genomics and gene therapy. Prerequisites: BI-240 BI-350 CH-252.

BT-429. Special Topics in Biotechnology. 3 Credits.

This course will explore current and new technologies developments in biotechnology. It will include the use of computer image analysis, nuclear transplantation, confocal microscopy, and protein separation technology and micro-array hybridyation. Ethical parties will be considered. Prerequisites: BI-240 BI-350 CH-252.

BT-440. Research in Biotechnology I. 2 Credits.

This laboratory course will include experience in clinical cytogenesis, molecular and biochemical genetic testing, bioinformatics, micro array chip technology, PCR and various other applications of biotechnology techniques for clinical and research work. Prerequisites: BI-240 BI-350 CH-252.

BT-441. Research in Biotechnology II. 2 Credits.

This laboratory course builds on the previous course (Research in Biotechnology I) and expands the student's knowledge and skills in clinical cytogenesis, molecular and biochemical genetic testing, DNA microscopy, chip technology, PCR and various other applications of biotechnology techniques for clinical and research work. Prerequisites: BT-440 BI-240 BI-350 CH-252.


Physics

Courses

PC-110. Science Goes to the Movies. 3 Credits.

This course considers the evolution of the science behind the movies - the technical advances that have made modern movie making possible and how the treatment of science, scientific discovery and inventions have evolved particular movie genres. Lectures and movie clips will be used to illustrate the above.

PC-130. Technology in the 21st Century. 3 Credits.

This course will discuss the history, development and scientific breakthroughs that have led to the amazing devices and technologies available to humans today. Particular attention to the people, time and places involved in the development of inventions like TV, radio, computers, phones, transmission of electric power, movies, and some of the many advances in genetics and medicine.

PC-140. How Stuff Works. 3 Credits.

This course will illustrate how the many devices we use in everyday life were invented and how they work. Devices like the radio, TV, microwave, smart phones, computers, etc. will be used as examples.

PC-185. General Physics I. 3 Credits.

Classical mechanics. Prerequisites: MA-124 MA-144 OR MA-133.

PC-186. General Physics II. 3 Credits.

Electromagnetism. Optics. Atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisites: PC-185 MA-124 MA-144 OR MA-133.

PC-187. General Physics Laboratory I. 1 Credit.

A laboratory course to accompany Pc185.

PC-188. General Physics Laboratory II. 1 Credit.

A laboratory course to accompany Pc186.

PC-190. Applied Electronics. 3 Credits.

DC and AC circuits, semiconductor devices, operational amplifiers, digital logic, and digital computer fundamentals. Prerequisites: PC-191.

PC-191. Applied Electronics Laboratory. 1 Credit.

A laboratory course to accompany PC190. Prerequisites: PC-190.

PC-210. LabVIEW Measurement and Automation. 3 Credits.

Introduction to National Instruments LabVIEW program and its interaction with various instruments, measurements and automation.

PC-295. Co-Op. 3 Credits.

Co-operative work experience.

PC-300. Math Methods in Physics. 3 Credits.

This one semester course offers a comprehensive introduction to a variety of mathematical subjects used in the areas of physics with application to specific problems. Topics covered include: Vector and Tensor Analysis, Functions of a complex Variable and Calculus of Residues, Strum-Liouville Theory, Introduction to Special Functions and Fourier Series. Prerequisites: PC-186 MA-144.

PC-331. Electronics. 4 Credits.

Circuit principles, diodes and rectifiers, filters transistors as amplifiers and switches, operational amplifiers with applications, oscillators. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: PC-185 PC-186 PC-187 PC-188.

PC-336. Physical Electronics. 3 Credits.

Semiconductor theory and the physics of diodes, of bipolar transistors, and of field- effect transistors. Prerequisites: PC-186.

PC-337. Modern Physics. 4 Credits.

The special theory of relativity, quantum phenomena, atomic and nuclear structure, molecular spectra, radio activity, fission and fusion, elementary particles. Lecture and Laboratory.

PC-344. Optics. 4 Credits.

Geometrical optics, wave nature of light, interference, diffraction, polarization, selected topics in quantum optics. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: PC-185 PC-186 OR PC-190.

PC-350. Photonics. 3 Credits.

Wave-particle duality of light, fiber optics, interferometers, imaging systems, optical spectroscopy, polarization devices, LEDs and Lasers, optical detectors. Prerequisites: PC-185 PC-188.

PC-355. Thermodynamics and Stat Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Heat and heat transfer, thermal behavior of gases, the laws of thermodynamics, entropy and enthalpy, partition functions, and engineering applications. Prerequisites: PC-185 PC-186.

PC-370. Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Theory of small vibrations. Gravitation, moving frames of reference. Relativistic dynamics. Prerequisites: MA-247 PC-185 PC-186.

PC-374. Electricity and Magnetism I. 3 Credits.

Electrostatics in free space and in the presence of dielectrics and conductors. Magnetostatics. Electromagnetic induction. The Maxwell equations. Prerequisites: PC-186.

PC-380. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Mathematical foundation of quantum mechanics. Schroedinger's equation with applications. The one-electron atom. Selected topics in atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisites: PC-186.

PC-390. Independent Study in Physics. 1 Credit.

This course provides the opportunity for individual work on an assigned research problem. Prerequisites: PC-185 PC-186 MA-274.