Sample Schedule—Summer through Summer

First Summer Session
Chemical Concepts, Systems and Practices I, with Lab [5 credits]
Chemical Concepts, Systems and Practices II, with Lab [5 credits]
Fall Semester
Principles of Biology, with Lab [5 credits]
Calculus I [4 credits]
Organic Chemistry I, with Lab [5 credits]
Spring Semester
Principles of Biology II, with Lab [5 credits]
Calculus II [4 credits]
Organic Chemistry II, with Lab [5 credits]
Second Summer Session
General Physics I, with Lab [4 credits]
General Physics II, with Lab [4 credits]

Course Descriptions—First Summer Session

CHM 131 Chemical Concepts, Systems, and Practices I
Instructor: D. Hickey
Prerequisites: High school chemistry
Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts of chemistry. Properties of chemical systems are discussed from a macroscopic and molecular perspective with examples developed from a wide range of disciplines. Topics include: stoichiometry, atoms and molecules, properties of gases, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibria and oxidation-reduction reactions. In addition to the main lectures each week, there is a lab/lecture with labs two days/week and a recitation two days/week. There is a lab fee of $100.
Offered: Summer

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CHM 132 Chemical Concepts, Systems, and Practices II
Instructor: D. Hickey
Prerequisites: CHM 131 with a grade of C- or better
Description: A continuation of CHM 131, emphasizing molecular and microscopic approaches to chemical systems with examples concerned with life sciences or energy and the environment. Topics covered include: Chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, properties of atoms, atomic structure, and chemical bonding. There is a lab fee of $100.
Offered: Summer

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Course Descriptions—Fall Semester

BIO 110 Principles of Biology I
Instructor: A. Olek
Course Work: Three 50 minute lectures and one 2 hour problem-based workshop per week
Exams: Three 90-minute exams and one 3-hour final exam
Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 131 or equivalent
Description: The first semester in a year long course sequence designed for majors and minors in biology. Major topics include: biochemistry, molecular and cellular evolution, cell reproduction, fundamentals of genetics and molecular biology.
Offered: Fall
BIO 105 Introductory Biology Laboratory
Instructor: A. Olek
Course Work: Laboratory meets for one 3 1/2 hour session each week.
Exams: Quizzes, Laboratory reports and other assignments, Lab practical
Prerequisites: Open only to students in the UR Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program
Description: The laboratory experiments complement lecture material in BIO 110, Principles of Biology I. Topics include protein and nucleic acid structure, enzyme activity, cell and tissue structure, and cell reproduction. The laboratory emphasizes experimental design and data analysis.
Offered: Fall

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MTH 141 Calculus I
Course Work: Homework and quizzes
Exams: Hourly exams and a final exam
Description: Analysis of the elementary real functions: algebraic, trigonometric, exponentials and their inverses and composites. Their graphs, derivatives, and integrals. Mean value theorem, maxima and minima, curve plotting. The fundamental theorem of calculus, with geometric and physical applications. MTH 141, 142, and 143 is a three-semester sequence that covers, at a slower pace, exactly the same material as the two-semester sequence MTH 161 and 162.
Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

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CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I
Instructor: J. Goodman
Exams: Four 1-hour Exams and Final
Prerequisites: CHM 131 & CHM 132 (with the grade of C- or better) or the equivalent.
Description: An introduction to organic chemistry that focuses on chemical bonding, structure and stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds. There are three 50 minute lectures and one workshop per week. The workshop is an informal, interactive two-hour session in which groups of eight students work on specially designed problems under the guidance of a trained leader. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a mechanism for students to work actively with the material and with each other. Co-registration in CHM 207 is required.
Offered: Fall
CHM 207 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Instructor: Hafensteiner, B. Toder
Course Work: One 3-hour laboratory & one 50 minute laboratory lecture per week.
Exams: Several lab quizzes during lecture.
Prerequisites: Co-registration in CHM 203.
Description: A one-credit organic chemistry laboratory course that provides an introduction to the characterization and reactivity of organic molecules using modern laboratory techniques. Lab fee:  $108 (billed).
Offered: Fall

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Course Descriptions—Spring Semester

BIO 111 Principles of Biology II
Instructor: R. Minckley
Course Work: Three 50 minute lectures and one 50 minute problem-based recitation per week
Exams: Three 1 hour exams and a comprehensive final exam
Prerequisites: None
Description: The second semester of the introductory sequence designed for majors in biology. Topics include: Evolution, Biodiversity, Physiology, Ecology and Conservation biology. Concurrent enrollment in BIO 111P is strongly recommended for those intending to apply to medical school.
Offered: Spring
BIO 111P Introductory Biology Laboratory
Instructor: R. Minckley
Course Work: Lab meets for one 3 1/2 hour session each week.
Exams: Quizzes, Laboratory report and other assignments, Lab practical
Prerequisites: BIO 110 (or BIO 112) and concurrent enrollment in BIO 111
Description: This is the lab course which accompanies the lecture course Principles of Biology II. Plant and animal diversity, biology of protista, animal behavior, bioinformatics, and physiology. Problem-solving, critical thinking and experimental design.
Offered: Spring

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MTH 142 Calculus II
Course Work: Homework and quizzes
Exams: Hourly exams and a final exam
Prerequisites: MTH 141
Description: This course will consist of applications of the finite integrals, techniques of integration, calculus of the transcendental functions, improper integrals and the use of l'Hopital's rule.
Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

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CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II
Instructor: B. Nilsson
Exams: Three 1-hour Exams and a Final
Prerequisites: CHM 203 with the grade of C- or better or the equivalent
Description: A continuation of a two-semester sequence in the study of organic chemistry. Topics covered include the reactivity of various functional groups, approaches to organic synthesis, reactivity of conjugated systems and molecules of biological significance. There are three 50 minute lectures and one workshop per week. Co-registration in CHM 208 required.  Lab fee:  $100 (billed).
Offered: Spring
CHM 208 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Instructor: B. Toder, Hafensteiner
Exams: Periodic quizzes at the beginning of the laboratory period.
Prerequisites: CHM 207; Co-registration in CHM 204
Description: A continuation of the laboratory sequence begun in CHM 207 with two components. This 1-credit laboratory section meets once each week for two hours and 40 minutes.  In addition, the lab-lecture meets once each week for 50 minutes.  Lab fee:  $100 (billed).
Offered: Spring

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Course Descriptions—Second Summer Session

PHY 113 General Physics I
Prerequisites: MTH 141 or MTH 161 (may be taken concurrently)
Description: First course of a two-semester sequence suitable for students in the life sciences. Newtonian particle mechanics, including Newton's laws and their applications to straight-line and circular motions, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum, harmonic motions, Kepler's laws, planetary and satellite motions. Students must register for a PHY-113 laboratory and workshop when registering for the main section.
Offered: Fall and Summer

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PHY 114 General Physics II
Prerequisites: PHY 113, MTH 142-43, or 162 (may be taken concurrently)
Description: Second semester of a two-semester sequence suitable for students in the life of sciences. Electricity and magnetism, optics, electromagnetic waves, and modern physics (introduction to relativity, quantum physics, etc.). Students must register for a PHY 114 laboratory and workshop when registering for the main section.
Offered: Spring and Summer

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