ECU Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2001

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Linda Wolfe, Chairperson, A-215 Brewster Building

BA IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.)  42 s.h.

2. Foreign language through level 1004...................................... 12 s.h.

3. Core.................................................................. 16-17 s.h.

ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the world (3) (S) (F) (GE:SO)
ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO) or ANTH 2200. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) (F) (S)
ANTH 2015. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) (WI*) (F) (S) (GE:SC) [RP: BIOL course]
ANTH 2016. Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1) (F) (S) (GE:SC) [C: ANTH 2015]
ANTH 3050. Enthnographic Field Methods (3) (S) [P: ANTH 1000 or consent of instructor] or ANTH 3077. Archaeological Methods (3) (S) [P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor] or ANTH 4400, 4401. Human Skeletal Analysis (4,0) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 2015, 2016 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 4025. Theory in Anthropology (3) (WI) (F) [P: ANTH 1000 or consent of instructor; RP: ANTH 3050 or 3077 or 4400, 4401]

4. Subfields (Choose one in each subfield above 2999.)....................... 9 s.h.

Archaeology:

ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the World (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO)
ANTH 3011. Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways (3) (S) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or 2005 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3111. North American Archaeology (3) (F) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3115. Caribbean Archaeology (3) (F) [P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3175. Archaeological Field Training (6) (SS) [P: ANTH 3077 or equivalent]
ANTH 5120. Archaeology of the Southeastern US (3) [P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 5125. Historical Archaeology (3) (F) [P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor]

Biological Anthropology:

ANTH 2015. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) (WI*) (F) (S) (GE:SC) [RP: A BIOL course]
ANTH 2016. Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1) (F) (S) (GE:SC) [C: ANTH 2015]
ANTH 3020. Primate Behavior and Social Organization (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3024. Heredity and Culture (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3027. Human Health and Disease Ecology (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor]
ANTH 4225. Human Evolution (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 2015, 2016; or consent of instructor] 

Cultural Anthropology:

ANTH 2005. Environmental Anthropology (3) (S) (GE:SO)
ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO)
ANTH 2200. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO)
ANTH 3002. Cultures of East Asia (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3003. Cultures of Africa (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3004. Cultures of the South Pacific (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3005. North American Indians (3) (S) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 3009. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) ((GE:SO)
ANTH 3016. Cultures of the Caribbean (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 3017. Cultures of Mexico and Guatemala (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3018. Cultures of South and Central America (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 3200. Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 3252. Medical Anthropology (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 4050. Psychological Anthropology (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 4054. Anthropology of Religion (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor]
ANTH 4253. Social Anthropology (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 4260. Cultural Ecology (3) (GE:SO) [P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 5030. Economic Anthropology (3) [P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor] 
ANTH 5065. Maritime Anthropology (3) [P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor] 

5. ANTH electives............................................................ 6 s.h.

(ANTH 5010, 5175 may not count as ANTH electives.)

6. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Anthropology Minor

The minor in anthropology requires 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. Core..................................................................... 12 s.h.

ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO)
Minimum of one course from each of the anthropology subfields listed in the BA degree, 4., above.

2. ANTH electives........................................................... 12 s.h.

ANTHROPOLOGY HONORS

A student wishing to enter the honors program in anthropology must be a junior majoring in anthropology, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in anthropology, and have completed a minimum of 20 s.h. in anthropology.  (Exception may be made at the discretion of the department chair.)  A student in the honors program shall enroll, as part of his or her regular curriculum, in ANTH 4550 during the second semester of the junior year and ANTH 4451 in the senior year.  Each honors student will carry out an extensive program of carefully supervised reading and research in one of the areas of anthropology. 

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Ronald J. Newton, Chairperson, BN‑108 Howell Science Complex
Charles A. Singhas, Director of Undergraduate Studies, BN-108C Howell Science Complex

CORE CURRICULUM

The core curriculum in biology is intended to give all biology majors a background in molecular biology, diversity, environmental biology, and genetics. BIOL 1100, 1200, 2250, 2251, 2300 constitute the core curriculum.  A choice of electives permits a student to pursue in depth an area or areas of particular interest.  A maximum of 6 s.h. of credit in BIOL 3550, 4504, 4514, 4550, 5995 may be counted for credit toward a BS in biology or a BSB in biochemistry.  Lecture courses having laboratory components that carry independent credit may or may not be required as corequisites.  (See appropriate catalog descriptions.)  Laboratory components carrying no credit are corequisites.  Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit.

BS IN BIOLOGY

1. General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below 42 s.h.

CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065]
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: CHEM 1150, 1151; RC: MATH 1075 or 1085]
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test]

2. Core..................................................................... 15 s.h.

BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology I (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) 
BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology II (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 2250. Ecology (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: BIOL 1100, 1101, 1200, 1201]
BIOL 2251. Ecology Laboratory (1) (F) (S) (SS)[P: BIOL 1100, 1101, 1200, 1201; C: BIOL 2250]
BIOL 2300. Principles of Genetics (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 2 BIOL courses]

3. Recommended electives.................................................... 25 s.h.

The following elective areas are recommended to guide students in choosing biology electives consistent with their academic goals.  Students may concentrate in one of the specified areas, below, or choose a more general course of study.  (BIOL 3550, 4504, 4514, 4550, 5995 may be repeated only once.  A maximum of 6 s.h. may be used toward biology electives.)

Ecology/Environmental Biology:

Choose one from:

BIOL 3310, 3311. Cellular Physiology (4,0) (F) (S) (SS)  [P: 1 organic CHEM or biochemistry course] 
BIOL 3320. Principles of Animal Physiology (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 2000-level organic CHEM or biochemistry course]
BIOL 3321. Principles of Animal Physiology Laboratory (1) [C: BIOL 3320]

Choose one from:

BIOL 4200, 4201. Population and Community Ecology (4,0) (WI) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251, 2300; CHEM 1150, 1151; RP: CHEM 1160, 1161; MATH 2121 or one statistics course]
BIOL 4300, 4301. Ecosystem Ecology (4,0) (F) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251]

Choose one from:

BIOL 3070, 3071. Survey of Plants and Fungi (4,0) [P: 3 s.h. of science with a lab]
BIOL 3230, 3231. Field Botany (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 3 s.h. of general biology with a lab]
BIOL 5230, 5231. Phycology (4,0) [P: BIOL 1200, 1201]

Choose one from: 

BIOL 3240, 3241. Field Zoology (4,0) (F) [P: BIOL 1060 or 2250]
BIOL 5070, 5071. Ornithology (3,0) (F) [P: 8 s.h. in BIOL]
BIOL 5150, 5151. Herpetology (4,0) (S) [P: 8 s.h. in BIOL]
BIOL 5200, 5201. Invertebrate Zoology (4,0) (F) [P: 6 s.h. in BIOL] 
BIOL 5550, 5551. Ichthyology (4,0) (F)
BIOL 5640, 5641. Entomology (4,0) (F) [P: Twelve s.h. in BIOL]

Choose electives from: 

BIOL 3660. Introduction to Marine Biology (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P/C: BIOL 2250, 2251]
BIOL 3661. Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1) (F) (S) [C: BIOL 3660]
BIOL 5220, 5221. Limnology (4,0) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5260, 5261. Microbial Ecology (4,0) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251, 3220, 3221; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5270. Marine Community Ecology (3) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5351. Biological Processes and the Chemistry of Natural Water (2) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; 2 CHEM courses; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5730, 5731. Animal Physiological Ecology (4,0) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; 3310, 3311 or 3320, 3321 or 5800; or consent of instructor] 

Marine Biology:

BIOL 3660. Introduction to Marine Biology (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P/C: BIOL 2250, 2251]
BIOL 3661. Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1) (F) (S)  [C: BIOL 3660]
BIOL 5200, 5201. Invertebrate Zoology (4,0) (F) [P: 6 s.h. in BIOL] 
BIOL 5270. Marine Community Ecology (3) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5550, 5551. Ichthyology (4,0) (F)
BIOL 5600, 5601. Fisheries Techniques (3,0) (F) (S) (F) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; or equivalent]
BIOL 5680. Current Topics in Coastal Biology (2) (S) [P: Consent of instructor] 
GEOL 1550. Oceanography (4) (S) (GE:SC) [P: Basic science course in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS]

Choose a minimum of 5 s.h. from: 

BIOL 5220, 5221. Limnology (4,0) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5230, 5231. Phycology (4,0) [P: BIOL 1200, 1201]
BIOL 5351. Biological Processes and the Chemistry of Natural Water (2) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251; 2 CHEM courses; or consent of instructor] 
GEOL 5300. Geology of Coastal Processes and Environments (3) (S) [P: GEOL 1550, 4010, 4011; or consent of instructor] 

Microbiology:

BIOL 2250, 2251. Ecology and Ecology Laboratory (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) or BIOL 5260, 5261. Microbial Ecology (4,0) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251, 3220, 3221; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 3100, 3101. Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology (3,0) (F) (SS) [P: BIOL 2300; CHEM 1160, 1161]
BIOL 3220, 3221. Microbiology (4,0) (F) [P: BIOL 1200, 1201; 1 organic CHEM course]
BIOL 5190. Immunology (3) (F) [P: BIOL 2300, 3220, 3221]
BIOL 5800. Principles of Biochemistry I (3) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 2760, 2762] or BIOL 5810. Principles of Biochemistry II (3) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 2760, 2762]
BIOL 5821. Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory (1) (F) (S) [P/C: BIOL 5800 or 5810]
BIOL 5870. Molecular Genetics (3) (F) [P: BIOL 2300; RP: BIOL 3220, 3221, 5810]

Choose electives from: 

BIOL 4504, 4514. Research Problems in Biology (2,2) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) [P: Consent of instructor]
BIOL 5890. Virology (3) (S) (SS) [P: BIOL 3220, 3221; or consent of instructor] 

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology:

BIOL 3100, 3101. Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology (3,0) (F) (SS) [P: BIOL 2300; CHEM 1160, 1161]
BIOL 3220, 3221. Microbiology (4,0) (F) [P: BIOL 1200, 1201; 1 organic CHEM course]
BIOL 5800, 5810. Principles of Biochemistry I, II (3,3) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 2760, 2762]
BIOL 5821. Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory (1) (F) (S) [P/C: BIOL 5800 or 5810]
(BIOL 3310, 3311 may be substituted for BIOL 5800, 5810, 5821 by students who do not intend to seek advanced degrees.)

Choose electives from: 

BIOL 4504, 4514. Research Problems in Biology (2,2) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) [P: Consent of instructor]
BIOL 5190. Immunology (3) (F) [P: BIOL 2300, 3220, 3221]
BIOL 5260, 5261. Microbial Ecology (4,0) (S) [P: BIOL 2250, 2251, 3220, 3221; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5510, 5511. Transmission Electron Microscopy (4) (S) [P: Senior standing as a BIOL major or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5520, 5521. Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Analysis (2,0) (F) (SS) [P: Senior standing as a BIOL major or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5870. Molecular Genetics (3) (F) [P: BIOL 2300; RP: BIOL 3220, 3221, 5810]
BIOL 5890. Virology (3) (S) (SS) [P: BIOL 3220, 3221; or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5900, 5901. Biotechniques and Laboratory (2,3) (S) [P: BIOL 3100, 3101, 5870; consent; RP: BIOL 5810]
BIOL 5930, 5931. Microcomputer Applications in Molecular Biology (2,0)  [P: BIOL 3310, 3311; or 5810 or 5870]

Physiology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology:

Choose three from:

BIOL 3220, 3221. Microbiology (4,0) (F) [P: BIOL 1200, 1201; 1 organic CHEM course]
BIOL 4060, 4061. Embryology (4,0) [P: BIOL 2300]
BIOL 5190. Immunology (3) (F) [P: BIOL 2300, 3220, 3221]
BIOL 5450, 5451. Histology (4,0) (F) [P: 4 BIOL courses]
BIOL 5480, 5481. Cytology (2,2)  [P: Twelve s.h. in BIOL]
BIOL 5870. Molecular Genetics (3) (F) [P: BIOL 2300; RP: BIOL 3220, 3221, 5810]

Choose a minimum of two from:

BIOL 3310, 3311. Cellular Physiology (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 1 organic CHEM or biochemistry course]
BIOL 3320. Principles of Animal Physiology (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 2000-level organic CHEM or biochemistry course]
BIOL 3321. Principles of Animal Physiology Laboratory (1) (F) (S) (SS) [C: BIOL 3320]
BIOL 4050, 4051. Comparative Anatomy (4,0) (F) [P: 6 s.h. in BIOL]

Biology electives

4. Cognates................................................................. 22 s.h.

CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161]
CHEM 2760, 2762. Organic Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,2) (F) (S) (SS) [P for 2760: CHEM 2750; C for 2760: CHEM 2762]
MATH 2121. Calculus for the Life Sciences I (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: MATH 1065 or 1077 with a minimum grade of C]
MATH 2122. Calculus for the Life Sciences II (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 2121]
PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250]
PHYS 1251, 1261. General Physics Laboratory (1,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350; C for 1261: 1260 or 2260]

5. Research skills (Choose one area.)...................................... 8-9 s.h.

Students contemplating graduate school should consider admission requirements before selecting a research skills area.

a.  Foreign language through level 1003.
b. Quantitative and Communication Skills (1 course each in scientific writing, statistics, and computer programming.) Recommended courses:
ENGL 3820. Scientific Writing (3) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) [P: ENGL 1200] or ITEC 3290. Technical Writing (3) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) [P: ENGL 1200]  or a course in scientific writing
MATH 2228. Elementary Statistical Methods I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 1065 or equivalent]
DSCI 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F) (S) (SS) or CSCI 2510. Introduction to Computer Science I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 1065 or 1066] or ACCT 2401. Financial Accounting (3)
F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 1065 or 1066] 
c.  Relevant cognate area–courses chosen to meet this requirement must be planned through consultation with a faculty adviser and approved in advance by the department chair and the department director of undergraduate studies. 
d. Recommended for microbiology and molecular biology/biotechnology:
CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161; one organic CHEM course]
DSCI 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F) (S) (SS) or CSCI 2510. Introduction to Computer Science I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 1065 or 1066] or ACCT 2401. Financial Accounting (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 1065 or 1066]

6. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies,  Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below............................................................ 42 s.h.

CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065]
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: CHEM 1150, 1151; RC: MATH 1075 or 1085]
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test]

2. Core..................................................................... 41 s.h.

Biology:

BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology I (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology II (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 2300. Principles of Genetics (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 2 BIOL courses]
BIOL 5800, 5810. Principles of Biochemistry I, II (3,3) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 2760, 2762]
BIOL 5821. Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory I (1) (F) (S) [P/C: BIOL 5800 or 5810]

Chemistry:

CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161; one organic CHEM course]
CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161]
CHEM 2760, 2762. Organic Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,2) (F) (S) (SS) [P for 2760: CHEM 2750; C for 2760: CHEM 2762]
CHEM 3950, 3951. Physical Chemistry and Laboratory I (4,1) (WI) (S) [P: PHYS 1261, 2360; MATH 2173; CHEM 2250, 2251]
CHEM 3960, 3961. Physical Chemistry and Laboratory II (4,1) (WI) (F) [P: CHEM 3950, 3951]

3. Cognates................................................................. 27 s.h.

MATH 1085. Pre-Calculus Mathematics (5) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: MATH 1065 with a minimum grade of C]
MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F) (S) (SS)  (GE:MA) [P for 2171: MATH 1085 or 2122 with a minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2122 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 2171; P for 2173MATH 2172]
PHYS 1251, 1261. General Physics Laboratory (1,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350; C for 1261: 1260 or 2260]
PHYS 2350, 2360. University Physics (4,4) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: MATH 1085; C: MATH 2121 or 2171]

4. Electives (Choose from the following.).................................... 9 s.h.

BIOL 3100, 3101. Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology (3,0) (F) (SS) [P: BIOL 2300; CHEM 1160, 1161]
BIOL 3220, 3221. Microbiology (4,0) (F) [P: BIOL 1200, 1201; 1 organic CHEM course]
BIOL 5510, 5511. Transmission Electron Microscopy (4) (S) [P: Senior standing as a BIOL major or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5520, 5521. Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Analysis (2,0) (F) (SS) [P: Senior standing as a BIOL major or consent of instructor] 
BIOL 5870. Molecular Genetics (3) (F) [P: BIOL 2300; RP: BIOL 3220, 3221, 5810]
BIOL 5900, 5901. Biotechniques and Laboratory (2,3) (S) [P: BIOL 3100, 3101, 5870; consent; RP: BIOL 5810]
CSCI 2510. Introduction to Computer Science I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 1065 or 1066] or ACCT 2401. Financial Accounting (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 1065 or 1066] 
MATH 4331. Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (F) (S) [P: MATH 2173]

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BIOLOGY MINOR

Minimum requirement for biology minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. Core..................................................................... 15 s.h.

BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology I (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology II (4,0) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 2250, 2251. Ecology and Ecology Laboratory (3,1) (F) (S) (SS)
BIOL 2300. Principles of Genetics (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: 2 BIOL courses]

2. BIOL electives............................................................ 9 s.h.

Minor programs consisting of course sequences in particular areas that include a minimum of 24 s.h. can be arranged with the approval of the biology undergraduate curriculum committee.

 BIOLOGY HONORS PROGRAM

Biology majors who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 may participate in the department’s honors program.  This program is designed for exceptional students wishing to use their creative abilities to pursue indepth inquiries (research, co-teaching, field work, internships, etc.) into the biological sciences, the topic of inquiry being determined by the student in consultation with a faculty mentor/sponsor.  Participation in the program is by mutual agreement between the student and the faculty mentor and requires enrollment in a minimum  of 6 s.h. of credit selected from BIOL 3550, 4550, 4504, 4514, 5995.  While grades will be awarded independently for each research/honors course in which the student enrolls, graduation with honors requires the student to submit the final product of activity for critical review by the departmental honors review board.  (Students should note that no more than 6 s.h. of credit in honors or research courses may be counted for biology elective credit.)

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Chia‑yu Li, Chairperson, 205 Flanagan Building

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled at East Carolina University or transferring from other institutions who have a minimum 2.0 GPA and a minimum grade of C in CHEM 1150, 1151, 1160, 1161 and MATH 1065 may apply for admission as chemistry majors.  Students who hold a baccalaureate degree qualify for admission to the Chemistry degree program if they have completed comparable courses as described above with a minimum grade of C as part of their first degree.

BS IN CHEMISTRY

The BS degree in chemistry is the appropriate program for students considering advanced degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry, and other related fields or a professional career in chemistry.  Graduates of this program meet certification requirements of the American Chemical Society.  Students are strongly encouraged to pursue undergraduate research with a faculty member.  Up to six s.h. of undergraduate research may be applied toward degree requirements.  Information regarding undergraduate research may be obtained from the director of Undergraduate Studies.

Students completing the BS degree are encouraged to consider some of the following courses as electives: SPCH 2520 or SPCH 2510; ITEC 3290 or ENGL 3820; MATH 2228, 3256, 4331; CHEM 4515, 4516, 4517; advanced 5000- level courses in chemistry; and BIOL 5800 or 5810.

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below 44 s.h.

MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test]
PHYS 1251, 1261. General Physics Laboratory (1,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350; C for 1261: 1260 or 2260]
PHYS 2350, 2360. University Physics (4,4) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: MATH 1085; C: MATH 2121 or 2171]

2. Core..................................................................... 46 s.h.

CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065]
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: CHEM 1150, 1151; RC: MATH 1075 or 1085]
CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161; one organic CHEM course]
CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161]
CHEM 2760, 2762. Organic Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,2) (F) (S) (SS) [P for 2760: CHEM 2750; C for 2760: CHEM 2762]
CHEM 2770. Biological Chemistry (3) (F) (S) (GE:SC) [P: CHEM 2650 or 2750] 
CHEM 3450, 3451. Elementary Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory (3,1) (WI) (S) [P: CHEM 2250, 2251]
CHEM 3950, 3951. Physical Chemistry and Laboratory I (4,1) (WI) (S) [P: PHYS 1261, 2360; MATH 2173; CHEM 2250, 2251]
CHEM 3960, 3961. Physical Chemistry and Laboratory II (4,1) (WI) (F) [P: CHEM 3950, 3951]
CHEM 4103. Seminar (1) (F) (S) [P: Junior or senior standing]
CHEM 5350, 5351. Instrumental Analysis (3,1) (WI) (S) [P: CHEM 3960]
CHEM 5550. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3) (F) [P: CHEM 3450, 3950]

3. Elective labs............................................................. 2 s.h.

Choose a minimum of 2 s.h. from:

BIOL 5821. Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory (1) (F) (S) [P/C: BIOL 5800 or 5810]
CHEM 2111. Applications of Molecular Modeling (1) (F) (S) (GE:SC) [P/C: CHEM 2750]
CHEM 2771. Biological Chemistry Laboratory (1) (F) (GE:SC) [C: CHEM 2770]
CHEM 4515, 4516, 4517. Research Problems in Chemistry (1,2,3) (F) (S) (S) [P: Consent of instructor]

4. Cognates................................................................. 17 s.h.

MATH 1085. Pre-Calculus Mathematics (5) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: MATH 1065 with a minimum grade of C]
MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F) (S) (SS)  (GE:MA) [P for 2171: MATH 1085 or 2122 with a minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2122 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 2171; P for 2173MATH 2172]

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BA IN CHEMISTRY

The BA program provides a flexible major designed to provide the student with a broad education in chemistry appropriate for further study in a wide range of fields, such as business, medicine, pharmacy, and law as well as careers dependent on a basic knowledge in chemistry.  It is different than the BS degree in the required chemistry, math, and physics courses.  Any of the required major courses or cognates, however, may be replaced by courses that cover the same topics at a more advanced level. For example, CHEM 3950, 3960 may be taken instead of CHEM 3850. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the prerequisites for such courses have been met.

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below 42 s.h.

MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test]
PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250]
PHYS 1251, 1261. General Physics Laboratory (1,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350; C for 1261: 1260 or 2260]

2. Foreign language through level 1004...................................... 12 s.h.

3. Core..................................................................... 30 s.h.

CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065]
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: CHEM 1150, 1151; RC: MATH 1075 or 1085]
CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161; one organic CHEM course]
CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161]
CHEM 2760, 2762. Organic Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,2) (F) (S) (SS) [P for 2760: CHEM 2750; C for 2760: CHEM 2762]
CHEM 3450, 3451. Elementary Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory (3,1) (WI) (S) [P: CHEM 2250, 2251]
CHEM 3850, 3851. Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4,1) (WI) (F) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161; MATH 2122 or 2172; PHYS 1260, 1261]

4. Cognates............................................................... 6‑13 s.h.

MATH 2121. Calculus for the Life Sciences I (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: MATH 1065 or 1077 with a minimum grade of C] and MATH 2122. Calculus for the Life Sciences II (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: MATH 2121] or MATH 1085. Pre-Calculus Mathematics (5) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:MA) [P: MATH 1065 with a minimum grade of C] and MATH 2171, 2172. Calculus I, II (4,4) (F) (S) (SS)  (GE:MA) [P for 2171: MATH 1085 or 2122 with a minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2122 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 2171]

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

CHEMISTRY MINOR

Minimum requirement for the chemistry minor is 25-26 s.h. of credit as follows:

Core..................................................................... 25-26 s.h.

CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065]
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SC) [P: CHEM 1150, 1151; RC: MATH 1075 or 1085]
CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F) (S) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161; one organic CHEM course]
CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F) (S) (SS) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161]
CHEM 2760, 2762. Organic Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,2) (F) (S) (SS) [P for 2760: CHEM 2750; C for 2760: CHEM 2762]
CHEM 3450, 3451. Elementary Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory (3,1) (WI) (S) [P: CHEM 2250, 2251] or CHEM 3850, 3851. Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4,1) (WI) (F) [P: CHEM 1160, 1161; MATH 2122 or 2172; PHYS 1260, 1261]

CHEMISTRY HONORS PROGRAM

The Department of Chemistry Honors Program provides an opportunity for outstanding chemistry majors to do intensive study and research in areas of special interest.  A student desiring to enter the honors program must be a junior or senior majoring in chemistry and possess a minimum GPA of 3.2 in all courses taken at East Carolina University as well as in all chemistry and cognate courses.  Before participating in the honors program, students must notify the director of undergraduate studies in chemistry and select a project supervisor from the chemistry faculty.  Program participants are expected to select a topic of mutual interest to both the student and project supervisor, research the topic through the scientific literature, and then conduct independent research on the topic.  Upon completion of the research, the student must submit a detailed written research report and make an oral presentation on the honors project.  Course requirements: CHEM 4103; a minimum of 5 s.h. research and/or independent study from: CHEM 4505, 4506, 4507, 4515, 4516, 4517.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND ACCELERATED MS IN CHEMISTRY

Students working toward a BS degree in chemistry have the opportunity to earn an MS degree in two or three additional semesters of study.  These students are encouraged to begin research projects as undergraduates and take advanced classes that can be used to waive some MS course requirements.  As seniors they may be granted early admission to the MS program and would be eligible to receive paid teaching assistantships.  To be enrolled in the MS program as a senior, students must be within 6 s.h. credit of completing all undergraduate degree requirements.  Applications to the MS program should be submitted during the first semester of the senior year and must include GRE scores.


ECU Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2001