Catalog of Courses

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Browse below to find courses being taught at EMCC during current and upcoming semesters. Courses are listed in alphanumeric order based on course subject prefix and number. You may click on the subject listings in the left filter menu to narrow results by subject. You may search for current class offerings available for enrollment by clicking on the link under each course. Click here to view the official current and archived book versions of the EMCC Academic Catalog.

This course will introduce students to the basic principles and concepts of biology, from the smallest molecules to the largest ecosystems. Students will learn about the methods of scientific inquiry that biologists use to study life. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Fundamentals of ecology and their relevance to human impact on natural ecosystems. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

Study of the common plants and animals of the Southwest including their distribution, adaptation, behavior, and ecology. Introduction to basic field and laboratory techniques used in the study of natural history. Specific field problems presented dealing with plant and animal analysis and ecological interrelationships. Prerequisites: None.

Field trips may be required.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes

A survey of marine environments and their biotic communities with emphasis on the natural history of marine organisms. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SG GE Codes

An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell biology, histology, microbiology, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one-semester of college level chemistry is strongly recommended.
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

Principles of scientific method. Structural organization, homeostasis and control mechanisms of the body. Specific chemistry concepts. Structure and function of the major systems of the body. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular and cellular levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes
BIO1181

The study and principles of structure and function of living things at cellular, organismic, and higher levels of organization. A detailed exploration of the mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity, biology of organisms, and ecology.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO181, or BIO181XT, or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO1182

Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.

Prerequisites: C or better in (BIO156, or BIO156XT, or BIO181, or BIO181XT, or 1 yr of high school biology) and (RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101). CHM130 or higher or one year of high school chemistry suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO2201

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Continuation of structure and function of the human body. Topics include endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, pregnancy and development, and fluid and electrolyte balance.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO201 or BIO201XT.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO2202

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Study of microorganisms and their relationship to health, ecology, and related fields.

Prerequisites: C or better in (BIO156, or BIO156XT, or BIO181, or BIO181XT, or 1 yr of high school biology) and (RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101). CHM130 or higher or one year of high school chemistry suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO2205

Overview of digital literacy for identifying the skills needed to become informed users of technology to communicate, instruct, create and think critically with digital tools. Explores how emerging technologies are used to teach and learn across varied educational environments (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc). Includes skills focused on basic computer operations, productivity software, digital citizenship, instructional practices, information literacy and family and professional partnerships. Discusses current trends and related issues about the use of technology and its impacts in P20 education. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: CS GE Codes

Historical overview of current educational and legal issues for serving English Learners (EL). Comparison and evaluation of various types of language educational models including Structured English Immersion (SEI), Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/Dual Language Immersion (DLI). Includes SEI, Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/DLI strategies. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: L GE Codes

Overview of the historical, political, economic, social, and philosophical factors that influence education and make it so complex. Opportunity for students to assess their interest and suitability for teaching. Prerequisites: None.

EDU221 requires a minimum of 30 hours of field experience in elementary or secondary classroom environment.
General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

Overview of the exceptional learner with emphasis on factors relating to current practices, identification, characteristics, and educational adaptations. Issues related to mild disabilities, severe disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, and students who are gifted. Prerequisites: None.

EDU222 requires an approved field experience.
General Education Designations: C, SB GE Codes

Examination of the relationship of cultural values to the formation of self-concept and learning styles. Examination of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and cultural incompatibilities in education. Emphasis on teacher preparation (preservice and/or inservice) to offer an equal educational opportunity to students of all cultural groups. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, HU GE Codes

Analysis of K-12 classroom interactions, classroom environment, and classroom management skills from a teacher's point of view. Focus on classroom as a multidimensional environment in which principles of classroom design, communication, management, and resources determine effectiveness. Prerequisites: None. EDU221 suggested but not required.

Requires a 20-hour field experience in a K-12 classroom.