Junior Course Descriptions
The course explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Topics will include: structure of matter, states of matter, reactions (types stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics) and descriptive chemistry. There is an emphasis on the laboratory experience as a primary means for the development of chemical concepts. Experimental design, gathering data, and the use of statistics to analyze data is studied jointly with the research methodology and design course or senior research application and evaluation. The course will cover the Standards of learning for chemistry. Students will take the End-of-Course test for the course at their base school.
*1 high school credit/8 College semester hours/year
Statistical Reasoning (MTH 155)
Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software.
*1 high school credit/3 College semester hours/year (Prerequisite: Algebra II)
Pre-Calculus w/ Trigonometry (MTH 167)
Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, trigonometry, trigonometric applications, including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics.
*1 high school credit/5 College semester hours/year (Prerequisite: Algebra II)
Calculus I – (MTH 263)
Presents concepts of limits, derivatives, differentiation of various types of functions and use of differentiation rules, application of differentiation, antiderivatives, integrals and applications of integration.
*1 high school credit/4 College semester hours/year)
Junior Research Methodology and Design
The course is an introduction to the research process which includes research design, sampling techniques, elementary statistical analysis, library research, scientific writing, presentation skills, and development of multimedia presentations. All students will complete the preliminary report of an original research project. Students design the study, collect and analyze data, and report results.
*1 high school credit/3 College semester hours/year (Prerequisite: None)
ITE 119 – Information Literacy
Presents the information literacy core competencies focusing on the use of information technology skills. Skills and knowledge will be developed in database searching, computer applications, information security and privacy, and intellectual property issues.
*1 high school credit/3 College semester hours/year
This team-based course allows students an opportunity to apply the research skills learned in ENG 131 (Junior Research) to real-world concepts. Focus will be placed on both community service and STEM connections as students collaborate to identify research questions, investigate current literature, design a methodology, collect/analyze data, and present findings. The experience gained through this group format will strengthen students’ preparation for the individual inquiry required in ENG 210 (Research 12).
*1 high school credit