Category Natural Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology I [6 Credit Hours-ECE]

    This Anatomy & Physiology course satisfies the requirements for the ECE Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the ECE Exam Detail as follows:

    • The Human Body: An Overview
    • Chemical Basis of Life
    • Dynamics of Support and Motion
    • Integration and Regulatory Mechanisms
    • Maintenance of the Human Body
    • Urinary System
    • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
    • Reproduction and Development

  • Anatomy and Physiology II [6 Credit Hours-ECE]

    This Anatomy & Physiology course satisfies the requirements for the ECE Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the ECE Exam Detail as follows:

    • The Human Body: An Overview
    • Chemical Basis of Life
    • Dynamics of Support and Motion
    • Integration and Regulatory Mechanisms
    • Maintenance of the Human Body
    • Urinary System
    • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
    • Reproduction and Development

  • Health and Human Development (Formerly Here’s To Your Health) [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Health and Human Development course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

    • Health, Wellness, and Mind/Body Connection- Dimensions of Wellness, Health and Lifestyles, Healthy People 2020, Prevention, Mental Health and Mental Illness
    • Human Development and Relationships- Reproduction, Sexuality, Intimate Relationships, Healthy Aging, Death and Bereavement
    • Addiction- Addictive Behavior, Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs, Other Addictions
    • Fitness and Nutrition-Components of Physical Fitness, Nutrition and its Effect
    • Risk Factors, Disease and Disease Prevention- Infectious Diseases, The Cardiovascular System, Types of Cancer, Immune Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis and Genetic Related Disorders, Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms, Common Neurological Disorders
    • Safety, Consumer Awareness and Environmental Concerns- Safety, Intentional Injuries and Violence, Consumer Awareness, Environmental Concerns

  • Environment and Humanity [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Environment and Humanity course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

                • Ecological Concepts-Ecosystems, Roles of Organisms, Biodiversity and Stability, Energy Flow, Trophic Levels, Food Chains and Food Webs, Biogeochemical Cycling, Biomes and Productivity, Population Biology, Evolution, Succession in Freshwater and Terrestrial Communities
                • Habitat Destruction-Human Population Dynamics, Global Climate and Weather, Ozone Layer, Pollution-Physical, Chemical and Biological Aspects, Agricultural, Technological and Industrial Advances, Industrial Development of Emerging Nations, Habitat Destruction, Desertification, Eutrophication
                • Environmental Management and Conservation-Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources, Agricultural Practices, Pesticides and Pest Control, Soil Conservation and Land Use Practices, Air Pollution Control, Water Quality and Supply, Wastewater Treatment, Solid and Hazardous Waste, Recycling and Resource Recovery, Environmental Risk Assessment
                • Social Processes and Environment-Environmental Laws, Policies and Ethics, Planning and Decision Making, International Policy Conflicts and Agreements, Differing Cultural and Societal Values

  • General Biology I [6 Credit Hours-CLEP]

    This General Biology course satisfies the requirements for the CLEP Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the CLEP Exam Overview as follows:

    • Molecular and Cellular Biology- Chemical Composition of Organisms (i.e. Simple Chemical Reactions and Bonds, Properties of Water, Chemical Structure of Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Origin of Life), Cells (i.e. Structure and Function of Cell Organelles, Properties of Cell Membranes, Comparison of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells), Enzymes (i.e. Enzyme-Substrate Complex, Roles of Coenzymes, Inorganic Cofactors, Inhibition and Regulation), Energy Transformations (i.e. Glycolysis, Respiration, Anaerobic Pathways, Photosynthesis), Cell Division (i.e. Structure of Chromosomes, Mitosis, Meiosis, and Cytokinesis in Plants and Animals), Chemical Nature of the Gene (i.e. Watson-Crick Model of Nucleic Acids, DNA Replication, Mutations, Control of Protein Synthesis: Transcription, Translation, Posttranscriptional Processing, Structural and Regulator Genes, Transformation and Viruses)
    • Organismal Biology- Structure and Function in Plants with Emphasis on Angiosperms (i.e. Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower, Seed, and Fruit, Water and Mineral Absorption and Transport, Food Translocation and Storage), Plant Reproduction and Development (i.e. Alternation of Generations in Ferns, Conifers and Flowering Plants, Gamete Formation and Fertilization, Growth and Development: Hormonal Control, Tropisms and Photoperiodicity), Structure and Function in Animals with Emphasis on Vertebrates (i.e. Major Systems-Digestive, Gas Exchange, Skeletal, Nervous, Circulatory, Excretory, and Immune, Homeostatic Mechanisms, Hormonal Control in Homeostasis and Reproduction), Animal Reproduction and Development (i.e. Gamete Formation, Fertilization, Cleavage, Gastrulation, Germ Layer Formation, Differentiation of Organ Systems, Experimental Analysis of Vertebrate Development, Extraembryonic Membranes of Vertebrates, Formation and Function of the Mammalian Placenta, Blood Circulation in the Human Embryo), Principles of Heredity (i.e. Mendelian Inheritance-Dominance, Segregation, Independent Assortment, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Linkage (Including Sex-Linked), Polygenic Inheritance (Height, Skin Color), Multiple Alleles (Human Blood Groups)
    • Population Biology- Principles of Ecology (i.e. Energy Flow and Productivity in Ecosystems, Biogeochemical Cycles, Population Growth and Regulation (Natality, Mortality, Competition, Migration, Density, r-, and K-Selection), Community Structure, Growth, and Regulation (Major Biomes and Succession), Habitat (Biotic and Abiotic Factors), Concept of Niche, Island Biogeography, Evolutionary Ecology (Life History Strategies, Altruism, Kin Selection), Principles of Evolution (i.e. History of Evolutionary Concepts, Concepts of Natural Selection (Differential Reproduction, Mutation, Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Spectation, Punctuated Equilibrium), Adaptive Radiation, Major Features of Plant and Animal Evolution, Concepts of Homology and Analogy, Convergence, Extinction, Balanced Polymorphism, Genetic Drift, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolutionary History of Humans), Principles of Behavior (i.e. Stereotyped, Learned Social Behavior, Societies (i.e. Insects, Birds and Primates), Social Biology (i.e. Human Population Growth (Age Composition, Birth and Fertility Rates, Theory of Demographic Transition, Human Intervention in the Natural World (Management of Resources, Environmental Pollution), Biomedical Progress (Control of Human Reproduction, Genetic Engineering))

  • General Biology II [6 Credit Hours-CLEP]

    This General Biology course satisfies the requirements for the CLEP Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the CLEP Exam Overview as follows:

    • Molecular and Cellular Biology- Chemical Composition of Organisms (i.e. Simple Chemical Reactions and Bonds, Properties of Water, Chemical Structure of Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Origin of Life), Cells (i.e. Structure and Function of Cell Organelles, Properties of Cell Membranes, Comparison of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells), Enzymes (i.e. Enzyme-Substrate Complex, Roles of Coenzymes, Inorganic Cofactors, Inhibition and Regulation), Energy Transformations (i.e. Glycolysis, Respiration, Anaerobic Pathways, Photosynthesis), Cell Division (i.e. Structure of Chromosomes, Mitosis, Meiosis, and Cytokinesis in Plants and Animals), Chemical Nature of the Gene (i.e. Watson-Crick Model of Nucleic Acids, DNA Replication, Mutations, Control of Protein Synthesis: Transcription, Translation, Posttranscriptional Processing, Structural and Regulator Genes, Transformation and Viruses)
    • Organismal Biology- Structure and Function in Plants with Emphasis on Angiosperms (i.e. Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower, Seed, and Fruit, Water and Mineral Absorption and Transport, Food Translocation and Storage), Plant Reproduction and Development (i.e. Alternation of Generations in Ferns, Conifers and Flowering Plants, Gamete Formation and Fertilization, Growth and Development: Hormonal Control, Tropisms and Photoperiodicity), Structure and Function in Animals with Emphasis on Vertebrates (i.e. Major Systems-Digestive, Gas Exchange, Skeletal, Nervous, Circulatory, Excretory, and Immune, Homeostatic Mechanisms, Hormonal Control in Homeostasis and Reproduction), Animal Reproduction and Development (i.e. Gamete Formation, Fertilization, Cleavage, Gastrulation, Germ Layer Formation, Differentiation of Organ Systems, Experimental Analysis of Vertebrate Development, Extraembryonic Membranes of Vertebrates, Formation and Function of the Mammalian Placenta, Blood Circulation in the Human Embryo), Principles of Heredity (i.e. Mendelian Inheritance-Dominance, Segregation, Independent Assortment, Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Linkage (Including Sex-Linked), Polygenic Inheritance (Height, Skin Color), Multiple Alleles (Human Blood Groups)
    • Population Biology- Principles of Ecology (i.e. Energy Flow and Productivity in Ecosystems, Biogeochemical Cycles, Population Growth and Regulation (Natality, Mortality, Competition, Migration, Density, r-, and K-Selection), Community Structure, Growth, and Regulation (Major Biomes and Succession), Habitat (Biotic and Abiotic Factors), Concept of Niche, Island Biogeography, Evolutionary Ecology (Life History Strategies, Altruism, Kin Selection), Principles of Evolution (i.e. History of Evolutionary Concepts, Concepts of Natural Selection (Differential Reproduction, Mutation, Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Spectation, Punctuated Equilibrium), Adaptive Radiation, Major Features of Plant and Animal Evolution, Concepts of Homology and Analogy, Convergence, Extinction, Balanced Polymorphism, Genetic Drift, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolutionary History of Humans), Principles of Behavior (i.e. Stereotyped, Learned Social Behavior, Societies (i.e. Insects, Birds and Primates), Social Biology (i.e. Human Population Growth (Age Composition, Birth and Fertility Rates, Theory of Demographic Transition, Human Intervention in the Natural World (Management of Resources, Environmental Pollution), Biomedical Progress (Control of Human Reproduction, Genetic Engineering))

  • Microbiology [3 Credit Hours-ECE]

    This Microbiology course satisfies the requirements for the ECE Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the ECE Exam Detail as follows:

    • Introduction to Microbiology
    • Biology of Microorganisms
    • Control of Microorganisms
    • Disease, Resistance, and the Immune System
    • Biology of Infectious Disease
    • Environmental, Food and Industrial Microbiology