Lake-Sumter Community College

Lake Sumter Community College
Lake Sumter Community College

Natural Science Courses

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Astronomy


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[+]      AST 1002C    Introduction to Astronomy w/Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math courses indicated through placement testing
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: A study of the development and present understanding of the universe: the solar system, the nature of electromagnetic radiation, astronomical instruments, stars, galaxies, and cosmology.

Biological Science


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[+]      BOT 2010C    General Botany with Lab

  • Prerequisites: BSC 1010C; Successful completion of all developmental math writing and reading
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: This course will cover the structure and function of plant cells, plant tissues, stems, roots, leaves, and flowers, as well as reproduction, photosynthesis, parasitic plants, carnivorous plants and the biochemistry and nutrition of plants. The laboratory component will provide support for the concepts taught in the lecture portion with the addition of extensive field identification and ecological experiences.

[+]      BSC 1005    Introduction to Life Science

  • Prerequisites: none
  • Satisfies Codes: BIOS, NATS
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: A non technical course designed for the student not planning o continue in biological science. Man’s structure and function will be stressed as well as his relationship to other living things and to his environment.

[+]      BSC 1010C    General Biology I with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all college preparatory composition and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: This course combines fundamental biological principles and modern concepts of cellular biology by including the following topics: chemistry, including organic and biochemistry, cell structure, enzymes, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, protein synthesis, genetics, and taxonomy. Other topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor. The lab component provides support for the concepts taught in lecture.

[+]      BSC 1011C    General Biology II with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in BSC 1010C
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: This course is a continuation of General Biology I. Topics include surveys of the plant and animal kingdoms, comparative physiology of vertebrate and invertebrate systems, plant and animal development, evolution, and ecology. The course provides laboratory support for the concepts taught in lecture. Laboratory experiences include use of clinical microscope, dissections of selected animal and plant specimens, and field trips through the nature trail and other central Florida forests and fields.

[+]      BSC 2085C    Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in BSC 1010C
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: This course deals with the structure, function, and chemistry of the human body including the cell and tissues plus the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. The laboratory component provides laboratory support for the concepts taught in lecture. Laboratory exercises emphasize anatomical, physiological and biochemical principles associated with course material.

[+]      BSC 2086C    Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in BSC 2085C
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: This course deals with the structure, function and chemistry of the human body including respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. It also covers metabolism, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. The laboratory exercises emphasize anatomical, physiological and biochemical principles associated with classroom work.

[+]      BSC 2250C    Field Biology of Florida with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental course work in math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: This course emphasizes recognition of plant and animal species native to Florida. Lectures will cover the principles of field identification and surveying of species, as well as the unique ecosystems of Florida. Laboratories will typically be outdoors and may be off-site. Students may be required to provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.

[+]      BSC 2949    Cooperative Education Internship in Biological Science

  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: Refer to Cooperative Education for additional information.

[+]      MCB 1278C    Introduction to Epidemiology with Lab

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: This course provides basic understanding of epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases and their causative agents. The course focuses on presenting the molecular and cellular aspects of infectious diseases and the exciting interactions between pathogenic microorganisms and their hosts. The course introduces the most important and dangerous causative agents of infectious diseases, demonstrate how microbial “weapons,” pathogenicity factors, protein secretion machines, and surfaces variation systems work. Infectious diseases are discussed in light of recent advances in evolutionary and cellular microbiology, genomics, diagnostic techniques, and vaccine development. The lab class tends to improve laboratory skills and increase knowledge of the techniques and use of tools in epidemiology.

[+]      MCB 2010C    Microbiology with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in BSC 1010C, or A in AP Biology in High School within the last 7 years, or satisfactory completion of the BSC 1010C Credit by Exam
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: A survey of microbial forms with emphasis on bacteria, their morphology, physiology, and genetic mechanisms. This course provides laboratory support for the concepts taught in lecture.

[+]      MCB 2930C    Special Topics in Microbiology

  • Prerequisites: Documented consent of instructor
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: Provides basic understanding of microorganisms that cause major outbreaks (epidemics). Explains and discusses the cause, transmission, control, prevention, and treatment of major outbreaks that can be caused by biological agents. Identifies and lists the steps in social life disruption during outbreak of diseases caused by potential pathogens. Discusses the importance of collaboration between the agencies involved in managing major outbreaks. Discusses different models and plans for preparedness as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for adoption and implementation in case of emerging epidemics. The lab class tends to improve laboratory skills and to increase knowledge of the techniques and use of equipment in identifying outbreaks caused by microorganisms.

[+]      OCE 1000    Introduction to Marine Science

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math, writing and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: An introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological nature of the oceans. Topics include (1) the history and shape of the oceans, (2) the physical and chemical properties of sea water, including waves, tides, and ocean currents, (3) the biology and ecology of marine life.

[+]      ZOO 2010C    General Zoology with Lab

  • Prerequisites: BSC 1010C
  • Satisfies Codes: BIOS, GENE, LABR
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: This course covers the comparative anatomy and physiology of invertebrate and vertebrate animal phyla. Laboratory work involves dissection and / or microscopic examination of preserved specimens and prepared microscope slides. Laboratory exercises are designed to compliment and support lecture material.

Chemistry


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[+]      CHM 1020C    Chemistry for Liberal Arts w/Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in MAT 1033
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: A study of the foundations of chemistry including the principles, laws, theories and their practical applications in our modern technological world. Theoretical topics include but are not limited to atomic structure, chemical bonding, and acid-base behavior. Application topics include energy sources, chemistry in the kitchen and garden, chemistry of medicines, environmental chemistry such as pollution, and consumer marketplace chemistry.

[+]      CHM 1025C    General Chemistry w/Lab

  • Prerequisites: CHM 2046C and/or documented consent of instructor
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 1-3 (1-3/2-4)
  • Description: An introduction to the elementary aspects of modern chemistry including the concept of chemistry as an experimental science, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding in solids and liquids, and properties of gases. The lab component will provide laboratory support for the lecture material.

[+]      CHM 1083    Environmental Science

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of six (6) credits
  • Description: Current and historical topics in chemistry and the physical sciences will be investigated. Content may include modern chemistry, technological applications, environmental applications, historical and/or societal perspectives, research or special projects.

[+]      CHM 2045C    College Chemistry I w/Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in CHM 1025C or A in high school chemistry and C or higher in MAC 1105 or appropriate math placement score; and successful completion of all developmental writing and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (3/4)
  • Description: A quantitative study of theoretical and descriptive aspects of the states of matter, atoms, molecules, bonding, homogenous reactions, acid base properties, amphoterism, complexion formation, chemical equilibria, and oxidation reduction processes. The lab component will provide laboratory support for the concepts taught in lecture.

[+]      CHM 2046C    College Chemistry II w/ Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in CHM 2045C and C or higher in MAC 1105
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (3/4)
  • Description: This course in a continuation of College Chemistry I. Laboratory emphasis is on qualitative analysis.

[+]      CHM 2210C    Organic Chemistry I with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in CHM 2046C
  • Credits: 5 (3/4)
  • Offered Fall Semester
  • Description: This course provides a basic introduction to all organic functional groups, followed by detailed treatment of the relationship between structure and reactivity. Other topics include stereochemistry, synthesis, and spectroscopy.

[+]      CHM 2211C    Organic Chemistry I with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in CHM 2210C
  • Credits: 5 (3/4)
  • Offered Spring Semester
  • Description: This course is a continuation of CHM 2210C covering the chemistry of carbonyl and nitrogen compounds followed by an introduction to biomolecules. Emphasis will be on reactivity, mechanism, and synthesis.

[+]      CHM2930C    Special Topics in Chemistry

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in CHM 1025C or A in high school chemistry and C or higher in MAC 1105 or appropriate math placement score; and successful completion of all developmental writing and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (3/4)
  • Description: A quantitative study of theoretical and descriptive aspects of the states of matter, atoms, molecules, bonding, homogenous reactions, acid base properties, amphoterism, complexion formation, chemical equilibria, and oxidation reduction processes. The lab component will provide laboratory support for the concepts taught in lecture.

[+]      CHM 2949C    Cooperative Education Internship in Chemistry

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in CHM 2045C and C or higher in MAC 1105
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (3/4)
  • Description: This course in a continuation of College Chemistry I. Laboratory emphasis is on qualitative analysis.

Physical Science


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[+]      ESC 1000    Earth Science Survey

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: A systematic survey of the earth and its properties, including the physical processes presented in a conceptual manner.

[+]      HOS 1010C    Introduction to Horticulture

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: This course addresses the science, craft, professions, and production techniques of Florida’s Horticulture Industry. The content includes, but is not limited to, plant physiology, soils and growing media, plant nutrition, plant problems, horticulture practices, plant propagation/reproduction, production techniques, plant use, irrigation, landscape design and management, horticulture professions, and basic safety. Other topics may be added at the discretion of the Instructor. Note: This course, in combination with the Plant Identification course, will prepare students to take the Florida Nursery, Grower and Landscape Association’s Florida Certified Horticulture Professional certification examination.

[+]      HOS 1011C    Plant Identification I

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: Upon successful completion of this course students will have the ability to identify over 200 plant species common to Florida’s horticulture industry and have the skills necessary to identify many more. Plants covered will include trees, shrubs, palms, and palm-like plants, turfgrasses, ornamental grasses, herbaceous perennials, groundcovers, vines, foliage, and bedding plants. The focus will be on plants that complete the Florida Nursery, Grower and Landscape Association’s Central Florida Plant List as found in the Florida Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) Manual. Other plants may be added at the discretion of the instructor. Note: This course, in combination with the Introduction to Horticulture course, will prepare students to take the Florida Nursery, Grower and Landscape Association’s Florida Certified Horticulture Professional certification examination.

[+]      MET 1010C    Introduction to Meteorology with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math writing and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: The course is an introductory-level meteorology course offered partially via the Internet. It provides students with a comprehensive study of the principles of meteorology while simultaneously providing classroom and laboratory applications focused on current weather situations.

[+]      PCB 2030B    General Ecology with Lab

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 4 (3/2)
  • Description: General Ecology presents the basic concepts of ecology with balanced treatment of plant and animal examples. Topics include the interactions among individuals of a population. Interactions in their abiotic environment and interactions with other species. Also, discussed are growth, regulation, diversity, and stability of populations, and the interactions among populations at the community and ecosystems levels. Laboratories include field and laboratory work and statistical analyses of data.

[+]      PSC 1001    Inventions & Discoveries: Science in a Changing World

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: This course looks at key inventions and theories developed over the past 2000 years, the science and people behind those discoveries, and discuss their effects on civilization. The goal of the course is to familiarize the students with the social and historical context of scientific development. The use of the Internet to do research will be emphasized and required by the student for a term paper

[+]      PSC 1515    Energy & the Environment

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental writing and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: A survey of our energy resources, our current and possible future methods of utilization, and their associated environmental effects. The goal of the class is to familiarize the student with the role of energy and the energy problems facing society.

Physics


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[+]      PHY 1020C    Physics for Liberal Arts with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of allm developmental math courses indicated through placement testing
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: A hands-on course which provides an understanding of basic physical principles as they apply to everyday phenomena. Students are taught how to make observations, collect data and draw conclusions based on the data. Basic mathematics and/or elementary algebra may be needed to apply physical principles to common applications.

[+]      PHY 2048C    Physics with Calculus I with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in MAC 2311
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (4/2)
  • Offered Fall Semester
  • Description: This course covers the basic principles of mechanics, including motion, forces, energy, rotation, and vibration. Emphasis is on hands-on experiences to reinforce physical principles. It is intended primarily for majors in the physical sciences and engineering.

[+]      PHY 20489C    Physics with Calculus II with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in PHY 2048C
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (4/2)
  • Offered Spring Semester
  • Description: This course is a continuation of PHY 2048 and covers principles of electricity, magnetism, waves, and optics.

[+]      PHY 2053C    General Physics I with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in PHY 2053C & MAC 1114 or documented consent of instructor
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (4/2)

  • Offered Fall Semester
  • Description: This course covers the basic principles of mechanics, as well as selected topics in thermodynamics and waves. Emphasis is on hands-on experiences to reinforce physical principles. The course is intended for pre-medical, physical therapy and other pre-professionals not majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. It can also be used to satisfy the general education requirement for physical science.

[+]      PHY 2054C    General Physics II with Lab

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in PHY 2053C & MAC 1114 or documented consent of instructor
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Credits: 5 (4/2)
  • Description: A study of the foundations of chemistry including the principles, laws, theories and their practical applications in our modern technological world. Theoretical topics include but are not limited to atomic structure, chemical bonding, and acid-base behavior. Application topics include energy sources, chemistry in the kitchen and garden, chemistry of medicines, environmental chemistry such as pollution, and consumer marketplace chemistry.

[+]      PHY 2100C    Modern Physics

  • Prerequisites: C or higher in PHY 2048C, PHY 2049C, MAC 2311 and MAC 2312
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: PHY 2100C is a problem solving course in physics that includes an integrated laboratory component. Areas of focus will be special relativity, optical and X-ray spectra, interaction and duality of particles and radiation, basic concepts of quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structures, introductory solid state and elementary nuclear and particle physics, and cosmology.

[+]      PHY 2930C    Special Topics in Physics

  • Prerequisites: See online course schedule for each specific topic.
  • May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of three credits
  • Credits: 1-3 (1-3/2-6)
  • Description: Current and historic topics in physics and the physical sciences will be discussed. Content may include technological applications, modern physics, historical or societal perspectives or special projects.