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    Dear students,
    I welcome you to the course. The main learning objectives of this course include .
    - exploration of internship opportunities aligned with student's preferred or declared major area of studies.
    -exploration of development of career plan including employment and graduate school opportunities.
    -learning (and demonstration) about School of Business curriculum requirements.
    -learning (and demonstration) abou School of Business capstone project requirements.

    Looking forward to making it a great semester with your fullest engagement and participation.
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    Dr. Khan
    This course explores the nature and sources of laws relating to contracts, sales, trade practices, business torts, crimes, bankruptcy and legal responsibilities of business organizations. It further highlights how legal issues may constrain business operations.

    The following materials are required for this course.

    Textbook: The textbook for this course is Goldman and Sigismond, Business Law: Principles and Practices, 9th edition. The book is available in the bookstore. The e-book is available for rent from Cengage There is also an option to rent a digital copy from the university bookstore.

    Moodle: As a registered student, you should be able to view the Moodle page for this course. This is the site where I will post lecture notes, additional study material and announcements for this course. You will also be required to use other features in Moodle as assigned. It is your responsibility to check this site for course updates, assignments and general announcements. Moodle can be accessed by following the link below:
    An introduction to the characteristics and diversity of life, with emphasis on human health and ecological relationships among living things. The student will interrelate biology, health and environment, and the future of humankind and other organisms through scientific study and discussion of controversial issues such as population control, transmission and control of communicable diseases, genetic engineering, pollution (including the greenhouse effect and acid rain), etc
    Biol. 102L. Biology, Health and the Environment Laboratory
    Prerequisite/Requirement: laboratory and lecture must be taken concurrently.
    May not be taken for credit toward a major in the Department of Biology or the Department of Chemistry. A laboratory course designed to complement the lecture material covered in Biology 102. One - two hour laboratory per week. One hour. (2003-2007 Claflin University Catalog)

    General Biology I lab emphasizes safety, scientific method, writing laboratory reports, metrics, dilutions, biochemistry, microscopy, cell processes, diffusion and osmosis, the structure and function of DNA and RNA, cellular respiration, chromatography and photosynthesis, DNA extraction and cell mitosis, genetics, an introduction to biotechnology and gel electrophoresis.
    This is an introductory lecture course studying the unity and diversity of life and emphasizing the chemistry of life, the cell of theory, structure and function, energy transformation through living systems and the mechanisms of heredity and genetic variability. Students will become familiar with life at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level. In addition, techniques of study useful in the fields of general molecular, and cellular biology will be emphasized, hereby further preparing students for upper level courses leading to productive careers in biological sciences. This course seeks to also increase the student’s understanding of the ethical and health related issues in the field. Lectures, class discussions of textbooks, journal articles, current events, visual ancillaries, laboratory observations, demonstrations, computer assignments and searches, and student presentations will be employed to meet the course rationale and objectives. Examinations will be given to determine mastery of course rationale and objectives. The course is rigorous and requires a lot of reading. Please use the test study guide and other supplemental materials. Tutoring is available and is encouraged.
    This is a lecture course for biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics and biochemistry students. The class covers overview of genetics, Mendelian genetics and non- Mendelian inheritance, Recombinant DNA technology, Biotechnology, Medical genetics and Cancer, Population genetics, Quantitative genetics, and Evolutionary genetics. After successful completion of this course, your will acquire several skills e.g. critical thinking, active listening, active learning, problem solving, time management, accountability and communication. These skills will be very helpful to secure jobs in the following professions – Physician Assistants, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Counselors, Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors, Laboratory Technicians in Molecular Diagnostics, Laboratory Technicians in Food Science and Laboratory Technicians in Biological and Agricultural Science fields.
    This course focuses on planning, management of hazardous wastes (including industrial and medical wastes) and conservation of resources for sustainable use. Topics covered include: sources and types of wastes, waste classification, environmental laws and regulations, and physicochemical and biological treatment methods. The course will also cover alternative energy production technologies encompassing solar, biomass, and industrial and agricultural waste conversion to useful products.
    Plant Biotechnology course will expose you to Methods and research applications of plant biotechnology followed by genetic manipulation of plants. You will gain advanced knowledge on plant biotechnology techniques and tools that can be applied for the following: to develop and improve plant biotechnology products; for improving quantity and quality of food, feed, fiber and renewable energy needs; the use of transgenic plants as bioreactors to produce pharmaceuticals such as vaccines and therapeutic proteins; and to clean environmental pollutants to provide healthy living environment. This course will also provide sound knowledge of genetically modified organisms (GMO) with reference to the legislative framework and economic, social, moral and ethical issues, thereby further preparing students for productive careers in the plant biotechnological sciences
    Prerequisites: A grade of a ‘C’ or higher in Math 111 is required to enroll in Chem 121. Math 112 and Engl 101 are co-requisites for this class.

    Required Materials:
    • Chemistry: Atom First, Julia Burdge and Jason Overby, 3th Edition, McGraw Hill Publisher, ISBN-978-1-259-63813-8 (Students should have access to either e-book or hard-copy.)
    • McGraw Hill Connect Online for Homework and Quiz.
    1. Go to the link
    2. Follow the prompts to register at the above link
    3. You MUST purchase a “Connect Registration Code” valid for the semester.
    4. Purchase Textbook: The textbook can be purchase either at the Claflin Book
    store or directly from the publisher. When purchasing, make sure to ask for the
    registration code.
    • TI-83 or higher or another graphing calculator

    Chem 121 is an introduction to the modern concepts of matter and the changes that it undergoes. The study includes topics such as the description of matter and the nature of atoms, molecules, and molecular bonding. Formulae and equations representing these changes are also studied. The study follows with a discussion of the kinetic theory of gases and reviews of liquids and solids (including acids, bases, and salts). Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Three semester credit hours.

    Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories and concepts of chemistry.
    Assignment and Assessment: Students will be able to construct written application of theories and concepts of chemistry. Rubric will be used to assess exam.
    2. Students will demonstrate how to apply reactions, methods, and processes. (Intellectual Acumen)
    Assignment and Assessment: Students will be able to construct written of theories and concepts of chemistry. Rubric will be used to assess exam short answer questions.
    3. Students will demonstrate how to solve problems in chemistry by applying quantitative and qualitative methods. (Intellectual Acumen)
    Assignment and Assessment: Students will be able to apply equations relating to theory critically and draw structures of molecules in a written exam.
    4. Students will evaluate a career within the discipline of chemistry.
    Assignment and Assessment: Identify a chemistry related career path in reference to themselves in essay or written assignment. (nature)

    This course will educate you on the basic concepts of chemistry. Chemistry is the study of matter and its transformations. Everything in life is made of matter, so knowledge regarding chemistry is essential. As part of a liberal arts education, it is important to understand different modes of approaches and understanding. Chemistry allows us to explore concepts using both qualitative and quantitative thought processes. In pursuing the understanding of chemical concepts, we will be interested not only in what happens and why, but how much. Concepts will be expressed both in words and using mathematics. Lecture and hands-on experiences in the laboratory will be used to develop required basic skills in chemistry. The fundamentals presented here will be needed for Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry. This course will also teach the chemical concepts as they apply to the real world (health, energy, environment, industry, government, etc).
    This course supplements the analytical chemistry lecture class and coordinated with topics that are covered in the class. Students are expected to work independently or in small groups in the laboratory. Each student will be responsible for gathering data, performing required calculations and interpreting the results. Students are required to record all activities related to lab in a bound notebook and submit a formal lab report for each experiment. Report writing and maintaining a neatly written notebook are required.
    Chem 201 is an introduction to modern quantitative analysis covering principles and procedures related to chemical analysis. The emphasis of this course is on quantitative measurements by classical and simple instrumental methods. Major topics included in this course can be categorized into volumetric analysis, gravimetric analysis, electrochemical analysis and analytical spectroscopy. While wet chemical methods are useful for analyzing major components, modern instrumentation with well established procedures allow accurate determination of minor and trace constituents of a sample. Principles and applications of Electrochemical and molecular spectroscopic methods involving very simple instrumentation will be discussed. In addition, a brief introduction of other modern instrumental methods will be included to give a broader view of analytical chemistry. An in-depth description of modern instrumental analysis will be provided in another course (Instrumental methods). Chem. 201 is a prerequisite for the instrumental methods course (Chem. 404).
    Organic Chemistry is taught as a coherent set of conceptual models that enable and enhance our student’s comprehension of the subject. Emphasis is placed on visualizing organic molecules, practical applications and interrogative problem analysis rather than learning a set of formulas, reactions and techniques. As this course progresses and at the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

    1. Explain the fundamental concepts of organic chemistry
    2. Apply knowledge of mechanisms to explain chemical transformations
    3. Design reasonable synthetic pathways for simple organic molecules
    4. Use spectroscopic techniques (NMR, IR, UV-Vis, MS) to determine molecular structure. Also, interpret physical characteristics such as electron density or relative bond strength of the common organic functional groups. Predict spectral properties of a given organic chemical structure.
    5. Identify, compare and contrast, the structures, properties, and reactions of common functional groups of organic compounds and IUPAC names of representative organic molecules in the following categories: aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds (aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acyl halides, anhydrides, esters, amides), amines, carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Design syntheses for organic compounds and evaluate potential mechanistic problems associated with these functional groups.
    6. Safely handle laboratory glassware, equipment, and chemical reagents using general guidelines and basic knowledge about the common hazards associated with operations performed in an organic chemistry laboratory.
    Chem 491/492 course sequence is designed to give students experience in practical applications of their coursework as final preparation for entering the workforce through a capstone project. Students enrolled in this course will progressively learn to develop a capstone document in the field of chemistry and biochemistry so that they will gain the ability to think, speak and write coherently and logically. Students will become familiar with the scientific literature and acquire the skills to design experiments, gather and analyze data, and solve a scientific problem.
    The focus of this course is to train you to function successfully in Chinese culture using Mandarin as your primary language. We assume that you are interested in interacting with Chinese people in a way that will permit you to pursue professional and personal goals in some segment of Chinese society. This means that we expect you to learn how to present yourself in a way that a Chinese person will find comfortable. If a Chinese person has to adapt to you in order to communicate, it is not likely that you can accomplish what you intend in China.
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