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.

Develops academic language skills and critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material through complementary reading and writing assignments. Prepares students for college level reading and writing intensive courses as well as career-related reading and writing tasks.

Prerequisites: An appropriate District placement.

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

Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life.

Students may receive credit for only one of the following: PHY101 or PHY101AA. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT090, or higher level mathematics course, or eligibility for MAT120 or higher as indicated by appropriate placement.
Equivalent course(s): PHY101/PHY101AA
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.

PHY111 is recommended for preprofessional and suggested for certain other majors. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: PHY111 or PHY111AA. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.
Equivalent course(s): PHY111/PHY111AA
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes
PHY1111

Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY111.
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes
PHY1112

Kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT220 or MAT221 or permission of Department or Division. One year of High School physics or PHY111 and PHY112 suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes
PHY1121

Electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials, and induction. AC circuits, displacement current, and electromagnetic waves.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT230 or MAT231 or permission of Department or Division and PHY121. Corequisites: MAT241 or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes
PHY1131

Heat, entropy, and laws of thermodynamics; wave propagation; geometrical and physical optics; introduction to special relativity.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY116 or PHY131 or permission of Instructor.