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BCH 3023   ELEMENTARY ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (CHM 2045/2045L) and (CHM 2046/2046L). This course is designed to introduce students to principles of organic and biological chemistry, and to provide a foundation for the study of modern biological processes. Topics from organic chemistry will include a study of hydrocarbon structure, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. The structure of organic compounds and functional groups will be used to build an understanding of the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and other vital biomolecular compounds. The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the structure and function of biological molecules and role in metabolism and cellular regulation. Current issues, like the use of synthetically engineered molecules (such as artificial sweeteners and fat substitutes) will be integrated to the core topics. This class supports the mastery of subject area knowledge for College of Education students who will be taking the subject area exam in Biology Education 6-12. The course can also be valuable to students desiring an introduction or review of these concepts prior to undertaking higher-level studies in biology or chemistry. 47 contact hours.

BCH 4024   BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: CHM 2210/2210L with a minimum grade of C, CHM 2211 with a minimum grade of C, and PCB 3063C with a minimum grade of C. This course is an introduction to biochemistry and intermediary metabolism. Topics include an overview of chemical interactions in aqueous environments, properties of water, acids, bases, buffers and the laws of thermodynamics. Additional topics include surveys of structure, functional properties, synthesis, degradation and chemistry of the major groups of biologically important organic molecules (amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids). Topics include enzyme kinetics and mechanisms of catalysis, a survey of the pathways of carbohydrate, lipid and nitrogen metabolism and their metabolic control, and the role of metabolic pathway integration in physiological homeostasis; regulation of gene expression at the level of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis. This course will include discussion sessions and problem solving of experimental data that teach interpretation of current biochemical theories and techniques. 

BCN 1050   BUILDING SPECIFICATIONS

credits: 1  
An introduction to the professional written requirements of contracts, plans and specifications which are legal documents governing the construction of buildings. Discussions will include the Uniform Construction Index, data filing systems, data organization and format, Sweet's Catalog Files and Standardized Software. 17 contact hours.

BCN 1057   RESIDENTIAL HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) SYSTEMS

credits: 1  
This course is an introduction to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems installed in residential home building. The systems will be studied for code requirements, installation procedures and working principles. 17 contact hours.

BCN 1058   RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SYSTEMS

credits: 1  
This course is an introduction to plumbing systems installed in residential home building. The systems will be studied for code requirements, installation procedures, and working principles. 17 contact hours.

BCN 1059   RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

credits: 1  
This course is an introduction to electrical systems installed in residential home building. Systems will be studied for code requirements, installation procedures, and working principles. 16 contact hours.

BCN 1251C   CONSTRUCTION DRAWING

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction to the tools and techniques used in producing drafted construction drawings. Emphasis is on residential construction. Six class and laboratory hours weekly. 92 contact hours.

BCN 1272   BLUEPRINT READING

credits: 2  
An introduction to the reading and interpretation of architectural working drawings. Topics include history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical systems and related building code requirements. Emphasis is on residential plans. 32 contact hours.

BCN 1480   HURRICANE RESISTANT DESIGN FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

credits: 1  

This course is an overview of the design and construction of hurricane-resistant structures for contractors and builders. Topics covered will include the impact of recent hurricanes on the construction industry, basic engineering principles (wind loads, shear walls, diaphragms, uplift, overturning, etc.), structural failure, waterproof construction (roofing, storm surge, doors and windows, etc.) and insurance topics. Emphasis will be on new code requirements and construction techniques for residential construction. 16 contact hours.

BCN 1592   ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FLORIDA'S CLIMATE

credits: 3  

This is an introductory course to designing and building energy efficient structures for Florida’s sub-tropical and tropical climates.  This course will investigate strategies, elements and devices that have been used successfully, in both historic and contemporary context, to enhance human comfort with less impact on the environment. 47 contact hours.

BCN 1593   A BUILDING'S LIFE

credits: 2  
This course investigates the ever-evolving lifespan of a building, from the original site, through its construction and use, until its ultimate demolition and memory. The topics include how a building evolves over time, the environmental benefits of renovating an existing structure, and how a building’s adaptation over time can be beneficial to the environment. 32 contact hours.

BCN 1596   ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

credits: 2  

This course is an introduction to technological aspects of building design which relate to human comfort and safety and to the efficiency of building performance in consumption of energy.  32 contact hours.

BCN 1597   AN INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR ENERGY IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction to the characteristics of solar energy and the passive and active uses of solar energy in heating and cooling situations in typical, residential construction. The course explores the characteristics of solar energy, its adaptation by the earth’s atmosphere, and current and future methods available to harness, control, and best utilize this source of energy. The course emphasizes the potential advantages available in the sustainability of this natural resource. The course will focus on the climate of the southeastern United States. 47 contact hours.

BCN 1940   CONSTRUCTION PRACTICUM

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: TAR 2122C. This course is an intensive study in an area of special interest to the student in the Building Arts program. Students will demonstrate professional competencies in the documentation and completion of an approved, "hands-on" project that may incorporate multiple aspects of the construction industry, including drawing, estimating, scheduling, permitting and/or construction. 92 contact hours.

BCN 2052   MASONRY CONSTRUCTION METHODS

credits: 1  
This course is a survey of the basic principles and methods used in the construction of concrete block and brick masonry structures. Topics include materials, properties, products, accessories and reinforcing steel used in masonry construction. 17 contact hours.

BCN 2053   ROOFING SYSTEMS

credits: 1  
This course is a survey of roofing systems used in residential construction. Topics include materials, products, accessories, underlayments, substrates, flashing, code applications and construction methods for membrane, composition shingle, tile, metal and wood roofing systems. 17 contact hours.

BCN 2054   CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING METHODS

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Any college-level math course with an MAC, MAT, MGF, or STA prefix. This course is an overview of the basic principles and methods used in surveying as related to building construction, including general surveying principles, site surveys, contours, elevations, building layout, and levels. 16 contact hours.

BCN 2055   CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION METHODS

credits: 1  
This course is a survey of the basic principles and methods used in the construction of buildings in which the primary structural system is reinforced concrete. 16 contact hours.

BCN 2056   STEEL CONSTRUCTION METHODS

credits: 1  
This course is a survey of the basic principles and methods used in the construction of buildings in which the primary structural system is steel. 16 contact hours.

BCN 2068   THE A.D.A.: PRIMER FOR CONTRACTORS

credits: 1  
An introduction to the requirements of the "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)" as it relates to the design of new, and the renovation of existing buildings. 16 contact hours.

BCN 2070   AVOIDING AND RESOLVING CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS

credits: 1  
This course is an overview of the nature of the construction industry, the individuals who participate in projects, some of the reasons disputes arise, and a review of how to resolve disputes. Topics covered will include a basic review of the various types of contracts used in the industry, the determination and allocation of risks, the variety of methods and options available for the resolution of disputes, and a case study to illustrate the principles discussed. 16 contact hours.

BCN 2732   OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSHA) STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

credits: 1  
This course is an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and its relationship to the construction industry. Topics include history, general OSHA standards, job safety, health hazards, fire protection and prevention, material storage, handling, use and disposal, and hand and power tools. 16 contact hours.

BCN 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Program Director Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

BCT 1760   BUILDING CODES

credits: 2  
This course is an introduction to the Florida Building Code and local zoning codes which are laws governing the construction of buildings. Other documents are discussed including: National Electric Code, Life Safety Code, the Standard Building Code, testing agencies, accessibility and governmental agencies which impact on the construction industry. 32 contact hours.

BCT 1770   CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: ARC 2461, and either BCN 1272 or BCN 1251C or permission of the instructor. This course is an introduction in computations for labor, materials, equipment, overhead, and profit for residential construction projects. "Take-offs" will be made from working drawings. 47 contact hours.

BCT 2708   ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: BCT 2771 or BCT 2730. Students will be expected to have a working knowledge of computers including Internet access and a current email address. This course is an in-depth look at the challenges of coordinating and managing large-scale construction projects. Major topics include construction participants, contracts, pre-construction planning, bidding, negotiating, inspections, codes, safety, project closeout and conflict resolution. Emphasis will be on the use of computer technology as a tool in the management process. 47 contact hours.

BCT 2730   JOB SITE SUPERINTENDING

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: BCN 1251C or BCN 1272, and BCN 1050, BCT 1760, BCN 2732, and BCT 1770. This course is an in-depth look at the challenges and responsibilities of a construction job site superintendent. Major topics to be covered include job site management, workplace safety, long range and short range planning, project estimating and scheduling. Emphasis will be on developing the critical thinking skills necessary to become a successful construction job site superintendent. 47 contact hours.

BCT 2762   RCS-96 HURRICANE CODE

credits: 1  
This course is an in-depth look into the requirements of the "Construction Standards for Residential Structures (RCS-96)", the hurricane code for residential construction located in some of the municipalities of Pinellas County. 16 contact hours.

BCT 2764   SSTD 10-96 "DEEMED TO COMPLY"

credits: 1  
This course is an in-depth look into the requirements of the "Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction (SSTD 10-96)", the "Deemed to Comply" hurricane code for residential construction in high wind areas. 16 contact hours.

BCT 2771   ADVANCED ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: BCT 1770. This course is an in-depth continuation of Construction Estimating, using the components of commercial buildings. Emphasis will be on the use and application of estimating computer software. 47 contact hours.

BOT 3015C   PLANT BIOLOGY WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L.

This course explores evolutionary and ecological relationships through the systematics, taxonomy, morphology and physiology of plants, fungi, and autotrophic protists. The course is a combined lecture and lab class. 92 contact hours.

BOT 3143C   FIELD BOTANY WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L. This course is a field study of the plants of Florida with emphasis on the methods of plant identification, the characteristics of major plant families, collecting techniques, taxonomic relationships of plant groups, plant ecology and conservation. Labs consist of field trips to local natural areas and will introduce students to the plant species of the region, their habitats, and relations to other species. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. 92 contact hours.

BRC 2001   PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL SERVICES-BANKING

credits: 3  
This course is designed to provide an introduction to financial institutions and the services offered within those institutions. Topics will include principles related to the history, growth, and structure of the financial industry, basic functions of financial institutions, basic skills necessary to perform in financial institutions, security and fraud detection procedures, real estate, and mortgage lending. Banking institutions will be emphasized. 47 contact hours.

BRC 2062   INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MARKETS AND MONEY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ECO 2013. This course examines the characteristics of money, monetary policy, and the Federal Reserve System. Students will further examine the saving and investment process, interest rates, and securities markets. 47 contact hours.

BRC 2940   FINANCIAL SERVICES INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-4  
Prerequisite: Academic Department Coordinator/Chair Approval. This course is to be taken after the student has completed 9 credit hours in their major field of study. The purpose of this course is to allow students a "real world" experience with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to four per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

BRC 3203   BANKING REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: BUL 2241 or BUL 2131 or BUL 3310 or Banking BAS or Business Administration BS: Banking subplan. This course introduces the student to the basic laws governing the banking system in the United States with a focus on compliance and documentation. Topics covered include the history of bank regulation and its constitutional basis, evolution of the regulatory scheme, operational obligations, funds transfers, lending, and data security. 47 contact hours.

BSC 0070   FOUNDATIONS FOR ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: MAT 0018 and REA 0017. This course is a study of the basic skills and concepts of biological sciences from the point of view of the college student who needs an understanding in order to help him/her prepare for college level anatomy & physiology/biology. Major topics include: basic math used in science, scientific terminology, foundational concepts of biology, chemistry and anatomy/physiology, study skills and learning strategies. 32 contact hours.

BSC 1005   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025, REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or EAP 1695 and MAT 0028. This is a survey course for students who choose a major other than science. Topics included are the scientific method, basic chemistry of life, plant and animal kingdoms, the cell, selected human systems including human reproduction and embryological development, genetics, evolution, and selected contemporary issues in biology. (This course may not be taken for credit subsequent to receiving a grade of "C" or better in BSC 2010 or BSC 2011). 47 contact hours.

BSC 1005L   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LAB

credits: 1  
Prerequisite or corequisite: BSC 1005. This is a laboratory experience to accompany Biological Science for students who do not intend to major in Natural Science or medical fields. The lab will emphasize basic biological concepts covering the cell, energy processes, genetics, organization of life and scientific method. 45 contact hours.

BSC 1083   HUMAN ANATOMY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695. This course is a study of the general and specific structural anatomy of the human body. The systems approach is used, examining each major body system in detail. The systems covered include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary. 47 contact hours.

BSC 1084C   ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or (appropriate scores on the college placement test). This one semester combined lecture/laboratory course is a study of the general and specific structural anatomy and physiology of the human, including the requisite principles of chemistry that influence homeostasis. The systems approach is used incorporating chemical functions with human structure, from the cell to the entire organism. Each system is presented in sufficient depth to provide a comprehensive understanding of systems for students in the life and health sciences. The systems covered include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary. This course is designed for EMS Program students and is not intended for pre-nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, physician assistant, dental hygiene students or biology majors. Health program director approval is necessary for other programs. This course cannot be substituted for BSC 2085/2085L and/or BSC 2086/2086L and it may not satisfy pre-entry requirements for certain health programs. 92 contact hours.

BSC 1930   BIOLOGICAL ISSUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or (satisfactory score on the SPC placement test.) This course is designed to allow the student an opportunity to investigate current biological issues of importance to society through lecture and discussion. Issues may include, but are not limited to, methods of science, ethical issues in science, biological impact of environmental change, genes and genomes, biodiversity and evolution, populations, ecology and conservation of species and natural habitats, sociobiology, reproductive strategies, and the biological basis of cancer, AIDS and other diseases. 47 contact hours.

BSC 2010   BIOLOGY I - CELLULAR PROCESSES

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or (satisfactory scores on the SPC placement test) and CHM 1025 or one year of high school chemistry. Corequisite: BSC 2010L. The biological topics related to cells are studied in detail. These topics include molecular biology, genetics, cell types, cell structure and functions, embryology, histology, and evolution. This course is designed for science majors and to prepare the student for Biology II and must be taken in sequence. 47 contact hours.

BSC 2010L   BIOLOGY I LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Corequisite: BSC 2010. This is a laboratory experience to accompany Biology I. Laboratory exercises related to cellular biology are studied in detail and include: basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, molecular biology, embryology, and genetics. 45 contact hours.

BSC 2011   BIOLOGY II - ORGANISMS AND ECOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: BSC 2010 with a grade of "C" or better; BSC 2010L with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: BSC 2011L. The biological topics related to organisms and their environment are studied in detail.  These topics include taxonomy, systematics, physiology, reproduction, ecology, and evolution. 47 contact hours.

BSC 2011L   BIOLOGY II LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisites: BSC 2010/2010L. Corequisite: BSC 2011. This is a laboratory experience to accompany Biology II. Laboratory exercises related to organisms and their environment are studied in detail and include: ecology, taxonomy, physiology, reproduction, and evolution. 45 contact hours.

BSC 2085   HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 with a minimum grade of “C”. Corequisite: BSC 2085L with a minimum grade of "C". This course is a study of the general and specific structural anatomy and physiology of the human, including the requisite principles of chemistry that influence homeostasis. The systems approach is used incorporating chemical functions with human structure, from the cell to the entire organism. Each system is presented in sufficient depth to provide a comprehensive understanding of systems for students in the life and health sciences. The systems covered include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. 47 contact hours.

BSC 2085L   HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY I

credits: 1  
Corequisite: BSC 2085. This course is a laboratory study of the specific structure and function of the human body beginning with the cell and stressing the physical and chemical processes important in maintenance of homeostasis. The systems studied include integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. 45 contact hours.

BSC 2086   HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: BSC 2085/2085L with a minimum grade of “C”. Corequisite: BSC 2086L. This course is a continuation of Human Anatomy & Physiology I. This course is a study of the general and specific structural anatomy and physiology of the human, including the requisite principles of chemistry that influence homeostasis. The systems approach is used; incorporating chemical functions with human structure, from the cell to the entire organism. Each system is presented in sufficient depth to provide a comprehensive understanding of systems for students in the life and health sciences. The systems covered include endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. 47 contact hours.

BSC 2086L   HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY II

credits: 1  
Prerequisites: BSC 2085/2085L with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: BSC 2086. This course is a laboratory study of the specific structure and function of the human body beginning with the cell and stressing the physical and chemical processes important in maintenance of homeostasis. The systems studied include lymphatic, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, urinary, and reproductive. 45 contact hours.

BSC 2250C   FIELD BIOLOGY OF FLORIDA WITH LAB

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or satisfactory score on the SPC Placement Test. This course emphasizes field-laboratory recognition and environmental relationships of the plants and animals of Florida. Lectures will emphasize basic ecological concepts while the laboratory experience will emphasize identification of representative forms of life of the various biotic communities of the Florida Suncoast. Natural and artificial biological communities will be visited. Two lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Extensive time will be spent outdoors. Students may be expected to provide their own transportation to off-campus locations. 77 contact hours.

BSC 2362   TROPICAL ECOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or appropriate scores on the SPC Placement Test and consent of the instructor, or Program Director approval. This course emphasizes field recognition and observation of ecological relationships of plants and animals of the New World tropics and associated habitats. Lectures will emphasize basic ecological concepts, such as the niche concept, symbiosis, competition, trophic structure, evolutionary relationships, co-evolution and predation, with field components that will emphasize identification of representative forms of life of various tropical ecosystems in a study country located within the Neotropics. Natural and artificial biological communities will be visited. This course may not be offered every session. Contact a Natural Science Program Director for availability and duration. This course may be repeated with permission of the program director for a total of 9 credits in GPA. 47 contact hours.

BSC 2366L   NEOTROPICAL ECOLOGY LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. This course emphasizes observation of ecological relationships of plants and animals of the New World tropics and associated habitats. The laboratory will be onsite investigations in the Neotropics (Costa Rica , Belize , Amazonia , etc.) and will emphasize basic ecological concepts, such as the niche concept, niche portioning, symbiosis, competition, trophic structure, evolutionary relationships, co-evolution and predation. In addition it will emphasize identification of representative forms of life of various tropical ecosystems in the study country located within the Neotropics. Both natural and artificial biological communities will be visited. This course may not be offered every session. Contact a Natural Science Program Director for availability and duration. This course may be repeated with permission of the program director. 45 contact hours.

BSC 2910   DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Chair and Dean of Natural Sciences.Students (individually or in a group) design, conduct, analyze and present biological research that is proposed by the student. A full-time professor will provide supervision and guidance. The course is intended to help students acquire skills in applying research principles and obtain practice in data collection and reporting. The research project is recommended by a full-time faculty member to the Academic Chair. Upon approval by the Academic Chair, the proposal is forwarded to the Dean, Natural Sciences for approval. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. 15 contact hours per credit hour.  

BSC 2940   BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP

credits: 1  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the College-wide Internship Office. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to his/her program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. 60-180 contact hours.

BSC 3017   THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

credits: 2  

Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L. This course is designed to provide a rigorous look at the process of biologically relevant scientific inquiry. Students will investigate formulation of scientific hypotheses, experimental design, collection of data, and dissemination of results. In-depth understanding and use of scientific literature will be developed and applied to both written and verbal communication exercises. This course will include challenges faced by scientists including scientific bias, dissemination to general public and incorporation of scientific discoveries into policy. It is recommended that this course be taken the first semester within the BS Biology program. 32 contact hours.

BSC 3052   CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010/2010L, BSC 2011/2011L and PCB 3043C. This course is designed to teach the conceptual foundations of conservation biology, including the value of biodiversity and trends in global biodiversity. We will also explore the threats and challenges to conserving earth’s biodiversity. One of the aims is to correlate concepts from ecology and evolutionary biology to the field of conservation biology. This course will explore the wide variety of approaches used in solving problems in conservation biology and the interrelationships between conservation, human societies and public policy. STA 2023 is strongly recommended. 47 contact hours.

BSC 3096   HUMAN BIOLOGY

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L. This course is designed to teach human biology from the perspective of the human organism's structure and function, health and wellness, and interactions with the social and physical environment. 47 contact hours.

BSC 3312C   MARINE BIOLOGY WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L. The major emphasis of this course focuses on the evolution, biodiversity and classification of organisms in the marine environment, including characteristics and systematics of each taxonomic group.  Discussion of major habitats in the marine environment will include physical characteristics of the environment and the unique morphological, physiological, ecological and behavioral adaptations of organisms to those habitats. This course is a combined lecture and lab class.  92 contact hours.

BSC 3930L   SELECTED LAP TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Permission of the Academic Department Chair or Dean. This course is designed to provide a laboratory experience to supplement lecture courses in biology for students who transfer from other institutions having completed only the lecture component. This course may be taken 5 times for a total of 5 credits using different lab topics. 45 contact hours.

BSC 4032   ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

credits: 2  

Admission to the Middle Grades General Science Education (5-9) or Secondary Science/Biology Education (6-12) programs. This course is designed to address the challenge of transforming Florida State Standards into a cohesive plan for instruction in middle school and secondary science classrooms. Activities in this course will strengthen the student’s ability to plan for scaffolding and articulation of content lessons and student activities and assessment. Topics addressed include the history of science curriculum reform, the impact of public policy on teaching and assessment, and instructional strategies that promote high student achievement. Students will explore the use of controversy in the classroom as a means of increasing engagement and interest in the classroom. This course addresses specific pedagogy pertinent to science education and required for certification. 32 contact hours.

BSC 4422C   METHODS AND APPLICATIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

credits: 4  

Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010/2010L, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L and PCB 3063C; MCB 3020C or PCB3023C are recommended. This course focuses on the techniques and applications of biotechnology. Biotechnology refers to utilization and manipulation of biological systems with the intent to solve global and societal problems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the role of the biotechnology industry and application of concepts and techniques central to biotech laboratory research. The major areas of biotechnology that will be covered are as follows:

1)  Discovery, development and use of recombinant DNA technology.
2)  Industry and government regulations on biotech as well as ethical issues surrounding the field.
3)  Major branches of the biotechnology industry including forensics, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical/medical, agricultural, environmental and sustainable energy biotechnology.

These topics will be covered in context of a clear knowledge of cellular systems, genetics and ecology as well as with rigorous application of the scientific method. This includes careful analysis of the costs and benefits of modern technology on the economy, society and the environment. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. 92 contact hours.

BSC 4905C   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY

credits: 1-6  
Prerequisite: Permission of Academic Department Chair or Dean. This course is an individualized independent study whereby the student designs, conducts, analyzes and presents biological research that is proposed by the student. The professor will provide advanced learning resources and guidance. The student will also meet regularly with the professor who will coordinate the experience. The number of credits is variable and will be determined by the scope of the proposed project. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours to be applied to the Biology major. 15 contact hours per credit hour.

BSC 4931   SENIOR SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY

credits: 1  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Academic Department Chair or Dean. This course is designed to provide transition for biology students as they complete their Bachelor degrees and plan to enter the workforce and/or graduate or professional schools. Students in this course will present a compilation of research projects developed throughout their program of study. This course will also present opportunities for discussion with biology faculty and students regarding current biological research and bio-ethical concerns. 17 contact hours.

BSC 4940   INTERNSHIP BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the College-wide Internship Office. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to his/her program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. 60-180 contact hours.

BTE 4401   SPECIAL METHODS OF TEACHING BUSINESS EDUCATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to Initial Certification. This course is designed to give the in-service business education teacher, on temporary teacher certification, specific theory and methodology most appropriate to this dynamic field. Experiences will reinforce practical applications of current research in the field and provide students with appropriate applied opportunities for learning. 47 contact hours.

BTE 4412   INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION WITH PRACTICUM

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to Business Technology Education BS program or Initial Certification. This course is designed to give the pre-service and new business teacher specific theory and methodology most appropriate to this dynamic field. This course addresses the required instructional methods, techniques, strategies, resources, and assessment considerations for effective teaching of business technology education. It also incorporates appropriate technology to support understanding of middle school business technology education. This course addresses specific Student Performance Objectives, subject matter competencies and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification. This course includes 40 school-based hours. 32 contact hours.

BTE 4413   INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS FOR SECONDARY BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Business Technology Education BS or Initial Certification. This course is designed to give the pre-service and new business teacher specific theory and methodology most appropriate to this dynamic field. This course addresses the required instructional methods, techniques, strategies, resources, and assessment considerations for effective teaching of business technology education. It also incorporates appropriate technology to support the learning of business technology education. This course addresses specific student performance objectives, subject matter competencies and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification. 47 contact hours.

BTE 4940   INTERNSHIP: BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 6-12

credits: 12  

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Business Technology Education BS program requirements and passing General Knowledge and Professional Education Exam. This course requires a teacher candidate to demonstrate competency on the twelve Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level during one semester of full day internship in a public or private school approved by the Dean. The internship also includes a series of mandatory professional leadership seminars. Contact hours: a minimum of 35 hours per week for 15 weeks.

BTE 4946   INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS FOR SECONDARY BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PRACTICUM

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: EDF 3214 and fourth-year (senior) standing. Corequisite: BTE 4413. This course is designed to give practicum experience to students in public or private school classrooms as approved by the dean. Students will spend a minimum of 40 school-based hours of observation/teaching/assessment in business technology education classrooms. These clinical experiences will be incorporated into BTE 4413: Instructional Methods for Secondary Business Technology Education. 32 contact hours.

BTE 4948   CURRICULUM OVERVIEW IN BUSINESS EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Full admission to the undergraduate Business Technology Education (BTE) program with at least one-third of content courses completed. This course is designed to provide the new business technology education teacher the opportunity for field-based exploration, observation, and reflection of effective instruction in the BTE classroom, limited interaction with students, structured business/office and school based observations, and of trends and issues affecting business technology education. This class is designed to prepare students for the internship. 40 school-based hours. 47 contact hours.

BUL 2131   LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

credits: 3  
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the historical bases for the formation of both statutory and administrative laws and their impact upon the business community. This will be accomplished by including such topics as the structure of the American legal system, alternate dispute resolution, constitutional law, administrative law, criminal and civil liability, consumer protection, creditor's rights and bankruptcy, employment regulations, securities and antitrust regulations, intellectual property law, contracts, business organizations, environmental and property laws, ethics and the legal environment of international trade. 47 contact hours.

BUL 2241   BUSINESS LAW I

credits: 3  
This course is comprised of a study of the nature, classification and characteristics of law including the study of jurisdiction and functions of the court system, torts, crimes, government regulations of competition, environmental law, contracts, and sales of goods. 47 contact hours.

BUL 2242   BUSINESS LAW II

credits: 3  
This course is comprised of the study of principles of business organizations, negotiable commercial paper, secured transactions, insurance, bankruptcy, agency and employment, wills, estates, and trusts. 47 contact hours.

BUL 3130   LAW FOR PROFESSIONALS

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: (BUL 2131 or BUL 2241 or equivalent) and admission to Business Administration BS program. This course is intended to provide an overview of concepts and laws particular to various professionals. Topics include professional ethics, labor law, employment law, immigration law, agency, worker protection law, employment compensation and benefits, and privacy and securities laws. 47 contact hours.

BUL 3310   ADVANCED LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: (BUL 2131 or BUL 2241 or equivalent) and admission to Banking BAS, Management & Organizational Leadership BAS, Technology Management BAS, Educational Studies BS, or Business Technology Education BS. This course covers the nature, classification and characteristics of law including the study of jurisdiction and the functions of the court system as they affect the business environment. Topics include common law contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) including commercial paper and bank collections, business entities, agency, securities regulation, e-commerce, and intellectual property. 47 contact hours.

BUL 3322   LEGAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): BUL 2131 or BUL 2241 or equivalent and Admission to the INTBUS-BAS Program. This course gives the international business student an overview of the legal concepts affecting individuals and/or organizations that are involved in international business. The student will be exposed to a broad survey of legal issues multi-national businesses confront in the international market place, including treaty and convention benefits and limitations, differing legal regimes, international dispute resolution processes, principles of jurisdiction, international contract interpretation and implementation, monetary policies and laws as they relate to commerce, global information systems and intellectual property regulations, and international social and ethical issues affecting businesses and their operations. 47 contact hours.

BUL 3564   LEGAL ASPECTS OF MANAGING TECHNOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: BUL 2131, BUL 2241, or CET 2691 or equivalent and admission to the College of Computer and Information Technology bachelor program or to the Paralegal Studies BAS program. This course is designed to give the computer and information technology student a foundation for analyzing and addressing evolving legal issues in the computer technology and online business environment. Topics include jurisdiction, intellectual property, online contracting, security, privacy, importing and exporting technology, and civil and criminal liability. 47 contact hours.

BUL 3583   LEGAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABILITY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (BUL 2241 with a minimum grade of C or BUL 2131 with a minimum grade of C or EVR 1858 with a minimum grade of C) and admission to the Sustainability Management BAS program or Paralegal Studies BAS program or Public Policy and Administration BS program. This course is intended to provide an overview of concepts and laws within the area of sustainability and environmental law. Topics covered include the history and foundations of sustainability and environmental law and the main laws and regulations surrounding sustainability and the protection of our environment. While learning about the international and national impact of the Kyoto Protocol, environmental laws and regulations, emerging sustainability laws and regulations, the affect of existing laws on the sustainability industry, and SEC industry regulations, the student will understand the relation of law to informed sustainable business decision making and practices. 47 contact hours.


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