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Majors

Biology

  • General Biology
  • Pre-Health Sciences
  • Ecology

Minors

Biology

Emphases

Environmental Chemistry
Freshwater Resources
Wildlife Biology

Concentrations

Social Sciences for Health Professionals

Pre-Professional Programs

Dentistry
Medicine
Veterinary Medicine

Dual Degree Programs

Clinical Laboratory Sciences—Sentara RMH and Augusta Health
Nursing—Vanderbilt University
Physical Therapy—Shenandoah University
Veterinary Medicine—Virginia Tech

The Department of Biology is one of Bridgewater’s largest. The department, located in the McKinney Center of Science and Mathematics, offers introductory and advanced courses to provide students with a strong foundation. The rapid expansion of the biological sciences assures bright futures for well-prepared biologists. All students, regardless of major, may take a course in biology as the topics in ecology, cell and molecular biology will only continue to have greater impact on individuals and society.

The biology major has three tracks—in general biology, ecology and pre-health sciences—that easily interchange to allow students maximum preparation and flexibility. A minor in biology is recommended for students who want to pair experiences in life science while pursuing another major. The concentration in social sciences for health professionals prepares students for the complex social interactions in all healthcare fields today. In addition, the department offers emphases that are sets of courses in focused areas—wildlife biology, freshwater resources and environmental chemistry—along with internships, study abroad, field work, summer research opportunities and a chance to take classes at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The environmental science major is closely tied to studies in biology and students may double major. In addition, qualified students may apply to dual degree programs in clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy and veterinary medicine.

Students majoring in biology find employment directly after graduation as life science teachers, laboratory technicians, health professionals, pharmaceutical salespersons, and in environmental professions including the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The major also prepares students for post-bachelor study. With graduate or professional degrees, Bridgewater alumni go on to successful careers as physicians, veterinarians, dentists, foresters, wildlife biologists, research scientists and genetic counselors.

Biology Major

Consists of a minimum of 43 credit hours of courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Students choose one of three tracks: General Biology, Pre-Health Sciences, or Ecology. The following core courses are required for each track, consisting of 26 credits:

Introduction to the biological sciences coveringbiological chemistry celltissue structure andfunction genetics and microevolution. Intendedfor biology health and human sciences andenvironmental science majors. Three lectures andone lab per week.Corequisites
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraicoperations with polynomial and rationalfunctions.Solving equations and graphing expressionsinvolving polynomial and rational functions andexponential and logarithmic functions.Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and110.General education master core skill2017 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
or
This course is designed to provide development ofbasic computational skills and introductoryalgebra concepts like solutions of singlevariable equations. It will also cover someintroductory statistics and probability concepts.Problem solving will be emphasized. The coursewill contain at least one project that requiresstudents to make extensive use of spreadsheetsoftware like Excel.General Education Master Core Skill

Unit(s): 3
Biology and environmental science majors shouldtake
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraicoperations with polynomial and rationalfunctions.Solving equations and graphing expressionsinvolving polynomial and rational functions andexponential and logarithmic functions.Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and110.General education master core skill2017 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
. Other students should consultwith their advisor about which course to take. General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the biological sciencescovering macroevolution (systematic taxonomyphylogenetics) ecology and biodiversity.Intended for biology and environmental sciencemajors. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 110

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to both classical Mendelianinheritance and molecular genetics with one labper week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or permission ofinstructor CHEM 161 recommendedBIOL-216 may not be substituted for BIOL-309

Unit(s): 4

Examination of the mechanisms of biologicalevolution including mutation natural selectiongenetic drift nonrandom mating the geneticstructure of species populations the origin ofnew species and DNA evidence regardingrelationships among species and higher taxa.Prerequisites BIOL-309
Differential and integral calculus for thestudentwho needs a working knowledge of the subjectbut does not plan to pursue more advanced studyin mathematics. Includes theory and applicationof limits derivatives and integrals.Prerequisite MATH 120 or satisfactoryperformance on placement testCredit may not be received for both MATH 130 andMATH 131

Unit(s): 3
and seniorstanding or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometrystates of matter atomic and molecular structurechemical bonding periodicity energyrelationships and equilibria acid-basechemistry electrochemistry kineticssolubilitythermodynamics kinetic molecular theory ofgases and the systematic study of families ofelements. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hourlaboratory per week.Prerequisite MATH 110 MATH 115 or MATH 118General Education natural and physicalsciencesCredit may not be received for both CHEM 125 and161

Unit(s): 4

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometrystates of matter atomic and molecular structurechemical bonding periodicity energyrelationships and equilibria acid-basechemistryelectrochemistry kinetics solubilitythermodynamics kinetic molecular theory ofgasesand the systematic study of families of elements.Three hours of lecture and one four-hourlab per week.Prerequisites CHEM 161 or permission of theinstructorGeneral Education natural and physicalsciencesCredit may not be received for both CHEM 125 and161

Unit(s): 4

Differential and integral calculus for thestudentwho needs a working knowledge of the subjectbut does not plan to pursue more advanced studyin mathematics. Includes theory and applicationof limits derivatives and integrals.Prerequisite MATH 120 or satisfactoryperformance on placement testCredit may not be received for both MATH 130 andMATH 131

Unit(s): 3

The remaining credits come from the tracks as follows—students choose one:

Track 1-General Biology

Consists of 17 to 20 credits chosen from the following:

Cell Biology/Physiology (1 course)

Introduction to animal physiology - how animalsfunction at cellular systems and organismallevels. Knowledge that is acquired in this courseserves as an excellent foundation for futurepostgraduate or professional studies in animalhealth & management. Course structure activelearning lectures and applied learning labs.Development of scientific thinking and writingare significant components of the course.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
BIOL-110 and BIOL-111
A precalculus course for students continuing inmathematics. Includes topics in algebrafunctionsand relations and trigonometry.Prerequisites MATH 110 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education writing intensive

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the physiology of the human bodyincluding the physiology of enzymes andmembranes tissue physiology (nervous muscular)and a detailed survey of the physiology of themajor organ systems. Three lectures and one labper week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or BIOL 110 and 305Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and314

Unit(s): 4

The molecular basis of cell structure andfunction. Topics include the chemistryarchitecture and analysis of macromoleculesoverview of thermodynamics and metabolismenzymology genetic processes and controlsrecombinant DNA technology and cell signalingmechanisms. Three lectures and one lab perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and CHEM 161 orpermission of instructorCredit may not be received for both BIOL-216 andBIOL-325

Unit(s): 4

Ecology (1 course)

Analysis of the distribution and abundance oforganisms population growth and regulation andspecies interactions as well as community andecosystem processes. Three lectures and onelab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and MATH 1302016 Summer Session I Begins 5-23-16

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
An exploration of how microorganisms interactwiththeir environment and the implications of theseinteractions for humans. Specific topics willinclude antibiotic resistance biodegradationbiodiversity biofuels bioremediation extremeenvironments geochemical cycles methods forsampling culture and analysis of environmentalmicroorganisms microbiology of air water andsoil environmental pathogens andmicrobiologicaltreatment of sewage and water. Three lectures andone lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or ENVRCHEM 320Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
An introduction to aquatic ecosystems (lakesponds streams and wetlands). Students will learnabout the major chemical and physical processesthat determine the function of freshwatersystems. Students will be introduced to the majorgroups of aquatic organisms (algae vascularplants invertebrates and fish). Includes strongemphasis on the impacts that humans have onfreshwater systems. The lab will introduce thebasic skills necessary for the study andmanagement of fresh waters.Prerequisite ENVRBIOL 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of the instructorAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 4

Organismal Biology (1 course)

Explores the anatomy physiology ecology andbehaviors that have produced an extraordinarybiodiversity of bird species. The major groups ofmodern birds are introduced and their originand ecology are examined. Students learnto recognize local species in the field andexamine them in the lab using the ornithologycollections. Suitable for bothbiology majors and non-majors.Prerequisites BIOL 100 or 110Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to developmental biology witha focus on its fundamental aspectsembryogenesis growth cellular differentiationand morphogenesis. The study of theory issupplemented with hands-on observations of earlydevelopment in animal embryos (salamander andormouse or other animals). We also considerthe impact of recent advances in developmentalbiology on our society by exploring the ethicalmoral and religious implications as well as thelegal issues that inevitably arise from work inthis field.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and one additionalBIOL course numbered 200 or aboveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the study of amphibians andreptiles. Lectures will focus on the origin andevolution of amphibians and reptiles and ontheir biology ecology and conservation. Lab willemphasize taxonomy anatomy speciesidentification and common field techniques usedto study these groups.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of mammals. Lectures willfocus on phylogenetics the origin and evolutionof mammals and their biology ecology andconservation. Lab will emphasize taxonomyspecies identification and common fieldtechniques used to study mammals.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of the plant kingdom thatwill include topics ranging from plant anatomyphysiology diversity and ecology. Studentsinterested in ecology forestry and wildlifebiology will find this course particularlyuseful. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Introductory survey of microbiology with anemphasis on bacteriology. The lecture componentcovers the structure nutrition metabolism andgenetics of microbes medical microbiologydiagnostic techniques microbial ecology andindustrial microbiology. The lab componentincludes biological safety microscopy culturetechniques media staining identification ofunknown bacteria and an independent researchproject. Two lectures and two labs perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL 325 recommended

Unit(s): 4

Exploration of major human pathogens includingviruses bacteria fungi protozoa andhelminths.Topics include host-parasite interactions hostdefenses pathogenic mechanisms control ofmicroorganisms diagnosis and identification ofinfectious agents antibiotic therapy diseasetransmission and epidemiology. Class activitiesinclude discussion of medical case studiesliterature analysis identification of unknownsand field trips. Three lectures and onelab per week.Prerequisite BIOL-309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL-325 and BIOL-400 stronglyrecommended)

Unit(s): 4

Broad survey of the diversity andclassification of vascular plants. Students willlearn to recognize common and important plantfamilies as well as learn to identify local taxa.Traditional and modern methods of taxonomy andsystematics are presented.Prerequisite BIOL 111 BIOL 430 recommendedAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
A survey of diversity of fish (with an emphasison freshwater fish of North America). Topics willinclude taxonomy anatomy physiology behaviorand ecology. There will be special emphasis onmanagement of fish populations and diversityin the face of environmental threats includingpollution habitat alteration overharvest andinvasive species. Lab will include basic ecologyand behavior but will focus heavily on commonfisheries techniques.Prerequisite ENVRBIOL 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of the instructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the theoreticalframework and the methodology of animal behaviorresearch. Students examine the causationdevelopment current function and evolutionaryhistory of behavior of invertebrates andvertebrates. Integrates concepts and principlesfrom multipledisciplines to understand behaviors such asforaging and predation mating systemscommunication parental care social hierarchiesand territoriality. Students also review thehistory of the field of animal behavior and thecontributions that animal behavior research canmake to applied disciplines such as environmentalconservation biomedical research and humanpsychology.Prerequisites Any one of the following BIOL311 314 or 350 PSY 210 or permission of theinstructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

And 2 elective BIOL courses numbered 300 or higher

Track 2-Pre-Health Sciences

Consists of 18 to 20 credits chosen from the following:

Cell Biology (1 course)

The molecular basis of cell structure andfunction. Topics include the chemistryarchitecture and analysis of macromoleculesoverview of thermodynamics and metabolismenzymology genetic processes and controlsrecombinant DNA technology and cell signalingmechanisms. Three lectures and one lab perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and CHEM 161 orpermission of instructorCredit may not be received for both BIOL-216 andBIOL-325

Unit(s): 4

Physiology (1 course)

Introduction to animal physiology - how animalsfunction at cellular systems and organismallevels. Knowledge that is acquired in this courseserves as an excellent foundation for futurepostgraduate or professional studies in animalhealth & management. Course structure activelearning lectures and applied learning labs.Development of scientific thinking and writingare significant components of the course.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
BIOL-110 and BIOL-111
A precalculus course for students continuing inmathematics. Includes topics in algebrafunctionsand relations and trigonometry.Prerequisites MATH 110 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education writing intensive

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the physiology of the human bodyincluding the physiology of enzymes andmembranes tissue physiology (nervous muscular)and a detailed survey of the physiology of themajor organ systems. Three lectures and one labper week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or BIOL 110 and 305Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and314

Unit(s): 4

Ecology (1 course)

Analysis of the distribution and abundance oforganisms population growth and regulation andspecies interactions as well as community andecosystem processes. Three lectures and onelab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and MATH 1302016 Summer Session I Begins 5-23-16

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
An exploration of how microorganisms interactwiththeir environment and the implications of theseinteractions for humans. Specific topics willinclude antibiotic resistance biodegradationbiodiversity biofuels bioremediation extremeenvironments geochemical cycles methods forsampling culture and analysis of environmentalmicroorganisms microbiology of air water andsoil environmental pathogens andmicrobiologicaltreatment of sewage and water. Three lectures andone lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or ENVRCHEM 320Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Organismal Biology (1 course)

Introduction to developmental biology witha focus on its fundamental aspectsembryogenesis growth cellular differentiationand morphogenesis. The study of theory issupplemented with hands-on observations of earlydevelopment in animal embryos (salamander andormouse or other animals). We also considerthe impact of recent advances in developmentalbiology on our society by exploring the ethicalmoral and religious implications as well as thelegal issues that inevitably arise from work inthis field.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and one additionalBIOL course numbered 200 or aboveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

A comprehensive survey of mammals. Lectures willfocus on phylogenetics the origin and evolutionof mammals and their biology ecology andconservation. Lab will emphasize taxonomyspecies identification and common fieldtechniques used to study mammals.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Introductory survey of microbiology with anemphasis on bacteriology. The lecture componentcovers the structure nutrition metabolism andgenetics of microbes medical microbiologydiagnostic techniques microbial ecology andindustrial microbiology. The lab componentincludes biological safety microscopy culturetechniques media staining identification ofunknown bacteria and an independent researchproject. Two lectures and two labs perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL 325 recommended

Unit(s): 4

Exploration of major human pathogens includingviruses bacteria fungi protozoa andhelminths.Topics include host-parasite interactions hostdefenses pathogenic mechanisms control ofmicroorganisms diagnosis and identification ofinfectious agents antibiotic therapy diseasetransmission and epidemiology. Class activitiesinclude discussion of medical case studiesliterature analysis identification of unknownsand field trips. Three lectures and onelab per week.Prerequisite BIOL-309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL-325 and BIOL-400 stronglyrecommended)

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the theoreticalframework and the methodology of animal behaviorresearch. Students examine the causationdevelopment current function and evolutionaryhistory of behavior of invertebrates andvertebrates. Integrates concepts and principlesfrom multipledisciplines to understand behaviors such asforaging and predation mating systemscommunication parental care social hierarchiesand territoriality. Students also review thehistory of the field of animal behavior and thecontributions that animal behavior research canmake to applied disciplines such as environmentalconservation biomedical research and humanpsychology.Prerequisites Any one of the following BIOL311 314 or 350 PSY 210 or permission of theinstructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Pre-Health (1 elective)

Introduction to the structure and function of thehuman body examining the skeletal muscularcirculatory nervous digestive respiratoryurinary and reproductive systems. Lecture focuseson topics of physiologyfunction histology andtheir relation to anatomical structure while thelab focuses on descriptive anatomy. Threelectures and one lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 110 or permissionof instructor2016 Summer Session I Begins 5-23-16

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to nutrition and digestion indomestic animals designed primarily for studentsin the pre-veterinary program. Topics include major nutrient classes and theirfunctions in the body feed classification andchemical analysis feed processing and nutrientrequirements.Prerequisites BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Development of immune responses through humoraland cell-mediated mechanisms transplantation andtumor immunology hypersensitivity reactionsautoimmunity and serology. Three lectures andone lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 325 or permission ofinstructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Comparative study of the major organ systems invertebrate animals. Lectures examine topics suchas the origin and adaptive evolution ofvertebrate anatomy and the systematicrelationships between vertebrate groups. The labprovides a detailed examination of vertebrateanatomy. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
Introduction to the major biomolecular compoundclasses including carbohydrates proteinslipids and nucleic acids along with a survey ofenzyme kinetics and the overall regulation of keymetabolic pathways. Three lectures per week.Prerequisite CHEM-250 or CHEM-306310

Unit(s): 3

-or-
BIOL/
Introduction to the major biomolecular compoundclasses including carbohydrates proteinslipids and nucleic acids along with a survey ofenzyme kinetics and the overall regulation of keymetabolic pathways. Three lectures and one labper week.Prerequisite CHEM-250 or CHEM-306310

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
A continuation of the topics covered inBiochemistry I with special attention paid tothe classic chemical reactions at work inbiological systems. The intersection ofbiochemical principles with such applications asdrug discovery and computational modeling will beemphasized as a mechanism for understanding thefundamental relationship between structure andfunction. Three lectures per week.Prerequisite BIOLCHEM-355 or 356

Unit(s): 3

Track 3-Ecology

Consists of 17 to 20 credits chosen from the following:

Cell Biology/Physiology (1 course)

Introduction to animal physiology - how animalsfunction at cellular systems and organismallevels. Knowledge that is acquired in this courseserves as an excellent foundation for futurepostgraduate or professional studies in animalhealth & management. Course structure activelearning lectures and applied learning labs.Development of scientific thinking and writingare significant components of the course.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
BIOL-110 and BIOL-111
A precalculus course for students continuing inmathematics. Includes topics in algebrafunctionsand relations and trigonometry.Prerequisites MATH 110 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education writing intensive

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the physiology of the human bodyincluding the physiology of enzymes andmembranes tissue physiology (nervous muscular)and a detailed survey of the physiology of themajor organ systems. Three lectures and one labper week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or BIOL 110 and 305Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and314

Unit(s): 4

The molecular basis of cell structure andfunction. Topics include the chemistryarchitecture and analysis of macromoleculesoverview of thermodynamics and metabolismenzymology genetic processes and controlsrecombinant DNA technology and cell signalingmechanisms. Three lectures and one lab perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and CHEM 161 orpermission of instructorCredit may not be received for both BIOL-216 andBIOL-325

Unit(s): 4

Ecology (1 course)

Analysis of the distribution and abundance oforganisms population growth and regulation andspecies interactions as well as community andecosystem processes. Three lectures and onelab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and MATH 1302016 Summer Session I Begins 5-23-16

Unit(s): 4

Organismal Biology (1 course)

Explores the anatomy physiology ecology andbehaviors that have produced an extraordinarybiodiversity of bird species. The major groups ofmodern birds are introduced and their originand ecology are examined. Students learnto recognize local species in the field andexamine them in the lab using the ornithologycollections. Suitable for bothbiology majors and non-majors.Prerequisites BIOL 100 or 110Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

An introduction to the study of amphibians andreptiles. Lectures will focus on the origin andevolution of amphibians and reptiles and ontheir biology ecology and conservation. Lab willemphasize taxonomy anatomy speciesidentification and common field techniques usedto study these groups.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of mammals. Lectures willfocus on phylogenetics the origin and evolutionof mammals and their biology ecology andconservation. Lab will emphasize taxonomyspecies identification and common fieldtechniques used to study mammals.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of the plant kingdom thatwill include topics ranging from plant anatomyphysiology diversity and ecology. Studentsinterested in ecology forestry and wildlifebiology will find this course particularlyuseful. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Introductory survey of microbiology with anemphasis on bacteriology. The lecture componentcovers the structure nutrition metabolism andgenetics of microbes medical microbiologydiagnostic techniques microbial ecology andindustrial microbiology. The lab componentincludes biological safety microscopy culturetechniques media staining identification ofunknown bacteria and an independent researchproject. Two lectures and two labs perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL 325 recommended

Unit(s): 4

Exploration of major human pathogens includingviruses bacteria fungi protozoa andhelminths.Topics include host-parasite interactions hostdefenses pathogenic mechanisms control ofmicroorganisms diagnosis and identification ofinfectious agents antibiotic therapy diseasetransmission and epidemiology. Class activitiesinclude discussion of medical case studiesliterature analysis identification of unknownsand field trips. Three lectures and onelab per week.Prerequisite BIOL-309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL-325 and BIOL-400 stronglyrecommended)

Unit(s): 4

Broad survey of the diversity andclassification of vascular plants. Students willlearn to recognize common and important plantfamilies as well as learn to identify local taxa.Traditional and modern methods of taxonomy andsystematics are presented.Prerequisite BIOL 111 BIOL 430 recommendedAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
A survey of diversity of fish (with an emphasison freshwater fish of North America). Topics willinclude taxonomy anatomy physiology behaviorand ecology. There will be special emphasis onmanagement of fish populations and diversityin the face of environmental threats includingpollution habitat alteration overharvest andinvasive species. Lab will include basic ecologyand behavior but will focus heavily on commonfisheries techniques.Prerequisite ENVRBIOL 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of the instructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the theoreticalframework and the methodology of animal behaviorresearch. Students examine the causationdevelopment current function and evolutionaryhistory of behavior of invertebrates andvertebrates. Integrates concepts and principlesfrom multipledisciplines to understand behaviors such asforaging and predation mating systemscommunication parental care social hierarchiesand territoriality. Students also review thehistory of the field of animal behavior and thecontributions that animal behavior research canmake to applied disciplines such as environmentalconservation biomedical research and humanpsychology.Prerequisites Any one of the following BIOL311 314 or 350 PSY 210 or permission of theinstructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Ecology and Organismal Biology (1 course)

Explores the anatomy physiology ecology andbehaviors that have produced an extraordinarybiodiversity of bird species. The major groups ofmodern birds are introduced and their originand ecology are examined. Students learnto recognize local species in the field andexamine them in the lab using the ornithologycollections. Suitable for bothbiology majors and non-majors.Prerequisites BIOL 100 or 110Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to developmental biology witha focus on its fundamental aspectsembryogenesis growth cellular differentiationand morphogenesis. The study of theory issupplemented with hands-on observations of earlydevelopment in animal embryos (salamander andormouse or other animals). We also considerthe impact of recent advances in developmentalbiology on our society by exploring the ethicalmoral and religious implications as well as thelegal issues that inevitably arise from work inthis field.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and one additionalBIOL course numbered 200 or aboveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the study of amphibians andreptiles. Lectures will focus on the origin andevolution of amphibians and reptiles and ontheir biology ecology and conservation. Lab willemphasize taxonomy anatomy speciesidentification and common field techniques usedto study these groups.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of mammals. Lectures willfocus on phylogenetics the origin and evolutionof mammals and their biology ecology andconservation. Lab will emphasize taxonomyspecies identification and common fieldtechniques used to study mammals.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of the plant kingdom thatwill include topics ranging from plant anatomyphysiology diversity and ecology. Studentsinterested in ecology forestry and wildlifebiology will find this course particularlyuseful. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Introductory survey of microbiology with anemphasis on bacteriology. The lecture componentcovers the structure nutrition metabolism andgenetics of microbes medical microbiologydiagnostic techniques microbial ecology andindustrial microbiology. The lab componentincludes biological safety microscopy culturetechniques media staining identification ofunknown bacteria and an independent researchproject. Two lectures and two labs perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL 325 recommended

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
An exploration of how microorganisms interactwiththeir environment and the implications of theseinteractions for humans. Specific topics willinclude antibiotic resistance biodegradationbiodiversity biofuels bioremediation extremeenvironments geochemical cycles methods forsampling culture and analysis of environmentalmicroorganisms microbiology of air water andsoil environmental pathogens andmicrobiologicaltreatment of sewage and water. Three lectures andone lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or ENVRCHEM 320Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Exploration of major human pathogens includingviruses bacteria fungi protozoa andhelminths.Topics include host-parasite interactions hostdefenses pathogenic mechanisms control ofmicroorganisms diagnosis and identification ofinfectious agents antibiotic therapy diseasetransmission and epidemiology. Class activitiesinclude discussion of medical case studiesliterature analysis identification of unknownsand field trips. Three lectures and onelab per week.Prerequisite BIOL-309 or permission ofinstructor BIOL-325 and BIOL-400 stronglyrecommended)

Unit(s): 4

Broad survey of the diversity andclassification of vascular plants. Students willlearn to recognize common and important plantfamilies as well as learn to identify local taxa.Traditional and modern methods of taxonomy andsystematics are presented.Prerequisite BIOL 111 BIOL 430 recommendedAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
A survey of diversity of fish (with an emphasison freshwater fish of North America). Topics willinclude taxonomy anatomy physiology behaviorand ecology. There will be special emphasis onmanagement of fish populations and diversityin the face of environmental threats includingpollution habitat alteration overharvest andinvasive species. Lab will include basic ecologyand behavior but will focus heavily on commonfisheries techniques.Prerequisite ENVRBIOL 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of the instructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
An introduction to aquatic ecosystems (lakesponds streams and wetlands). Students will learnabout the major chemical and physical processesthat determine the function of freshwatersystems. Students will be introduced to the majorgroups of aquatic organisms (algae vascularplants invertebrates and fish). Includes strongemphasis on the impacts that humans have onfreshwater systems. The lab will introduce thebasic skills necessary for the study andmanagement of fresh waters.Prerequisite ENVRBIOL 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of the instructorAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the theoreticalframework and the methodology of animal behaviorresearch. Students examine the causationdevelopment current function and evolutionaryhistory of behavior of invertebrates andvertebrates. Integrates concepts and principlesfrom multipledisciplines to understand behaviors such asforaging and predation mating systemscommunication parental care social hierarchiesand territoriality. Students also review thehistory of the field of animal behavior and thecontributions that animal behavior research canmake to applied disciplines such as environmentalconservation biomedical research and humanpsychology.Prerequisites Any one of the following BIOL311 314 or 350 PSY 210 or permission of theinstructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

And 1 Environmental Science course numbered 300 or higher, listed as BIOL/ENVR (3-4 credits)

For the elective BIOL or ENVR courses in the tracks, only 3 credits may be chosen from BIOL or ENVR 460, 490, 491 or 499, and Internship (BIOL or ENVR 480) cannot be used to meet this requirement.

Biology Minor

Consists of 21-24 credit hours including the following courses:

Introduction to the biological sciences coveringbiological chemistry celltissue structure andfunction genetics and microevolution. Intendedfor biology health and human sciences andenvironmental science majors. Three lectures andone lab per week.Corequisites
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraicoperations with polynomial and rationalfunctions.Solving equations and graphing expressionsinvolving polynomial and rational functions andexponential and logarithmic functions.Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and110.General education master core skill2017 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
or
This course is designed to provide development ofbasic computational skills and introductoryalgebra concepts like solutions of singlevariable equations. It will also cover someintroductory statistics and probability concepts.Problem solving will be emphasized. The coursewill contain at least one project that requiresstudents to make extensive use of spreadsheetsoftware like Excel.General Education Master Core Skill

Unit(s): 3
Biology and environmental science majors shouldtake
Real numbers exponents radicals and algebraicoperations with polynomial and rationalfunctions.Solving equations and graphing expressionsinvolving polynomial and rational functions andexponential and logarithmic functions.Credit may not be received for both MATH 118 and110.General education master core skill2017 Summer Session I offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3
. Other students should consultwith their advisor about which course to take. General Education natural and physical sciences

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the biological sciencescovering macroevolution (systematic taxonomyphylogenetics) ecology and biodiversity.Intended for biology and environmental sciencemajors. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 110

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to both classical Mendelianinheritance and molecular genetics with one labper week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or permission ofinstructor CHEM 161 recommendedBIOL-216 may not be substituted for BIOL-309

Unit(s): 4

And 3 additional 300-400 level BIOL elective courses

For the elective BIOL courses, only 3 credits may be chosen from BIOL 460, BIOL 490, BIOL 491 or BIOL 499, and Internship (BIOL 480) cannot be used to meet this requirement.

Environmental Chemistry Emphasis

The environmental chemistry emphasis allows students majoring in environmental science or biology to pursue additional depth of preparation in a unique combination of courses. Students learn chemical techniques, analytics, sampling methods and instrumentation which are relevant to the understanding of environmental issues. Learning to find trace atmospheric, soil and water-borne constituents of either human or natural origin are critical to identifying potential pollutants in water, soil and the organic tissues of living organisms. This emphasis gives students distinctive training in chemical analysis of the environment.

Structure nomenclature reaction mechanismssynthesis and identification of organicmolecules. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 162 or permissionof the instructorCredit cannot be earned for both CHEM250 and 305

Unit(s): 4

-and-
Structure nomenclature reaction mechanismssynthesis and identification of organicmolecules. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 305

Unit(s): 4

-or-
A continuation of organic chemistry startedin CHEM 305 including a study of theinterpretation of infrared spectroscopy protonand carbon NMR UV-visible spectroscopy and massspectrometry. The lab will be an introduction tochemical research that includes research methodsand techniques through a series of experiments.Prerequisite CHEM 305Credit may not be received for both 306 and310 or for both CHEM-308 and CHEM-310

Unit(s): 5


ENVR/
The chemistry and quantitative aspects ofenvironmentally important cycles (C N O P S)in the context of the atmosphere hydrosphere andlithosphere. Major environmental issues arediscussed such as acid rain sewage treatmentozone destruction anthropogenic climate changeair pollution and eutrophication. Laboratoriesinvolve sampling quantitative detection and dataanalysis. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week. Prerequisites CHEM-162

Unit(s): 4

This course is a study of the environment on theEarths surface the boundary between the solidand liquid and interactions between rock andwater. This will include weathering and theformation of soil and the flow of water at thesurface and below ground level. Lab activitieswill include sampling and analysis of soilsurface water and groundwater.Prerequisites ENVR-301

Unit(s): 3


Choose two:

Exposure to methods of quantitation signalto-noise enhancement instrumental design andfunction methods of spectroscopychromatographyelectroanalytical analysis and massspectrometry. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 250 or 305Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

ENVR/
This course will provide a framework for studyinghow animals function in their native environmentsat different stages of their life cycles. Itsscope is animal physiology blended withenvironmental science principles ofphysiological mechanisms are examined from theperspective of physiological adaptation in agiven environmental context including specificadaptations to environmental extremes. Coursestructure active learning lectures and appliedlearning labs. Development of critical scientificthinking and scientific writing are significantcomponents of the course.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
BIOL-110 and BIOL-111 and
A precalculus course for students continuing inmathematics. Includes topics in algebrafunctionsand relations and trigonometry.Prerequisites MATH 110 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education writing intensive

Unit(s): 4

An exploration of how microorganisms interactwiththeir environment and the implications of theseinteractions for humans. Specific topics willinclude antibiotic resistance biodegradationbiodiversity biofuels bioremediation extremeenvironments geochemical cycles methods forsampling culture and analysis of environmentalmicroorganisms microbiology of air water andsoil environmental pathogens andmicrobiologicaltreatment of sewage and water. Three lectures andone lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or ENVRCHEM 320Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Freshwater Resources Emphasis

The freshwater resources emphasis allows students majoring in environmental science or biology to focus on availability, ecology and protection of water resources. While water is a basic resource for all life, many human activities degrade water quality requiring specialists who are able to help maintain water quality. This emphasis allows students to delve into the issues of water quality from a biological, chemical and geological perspective.

The chemistry and quantitative aspects ofenvironmentally important cycles (C N O P S)in the context of the atmosphere hydrosphere andlithosphere. Major environmental issues arediscussed such as acid rain sewage treatmentozone destruction anthropogenic climate changeair pollution and eutrophication. Laboratoriesinvolve sampling quantitative detection and dataanalysis. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week. Prerequisites CHEM-162

Unit(s): 4

ENVR/
Introduction to aquatic ecosystems (lakesponds streams and wetlands). Students learnabout the major chemical and physical processesthat determine the function of freshwatersystems. Students are introduced to the majorgroups of aquatic organisms (algae vascularplants invertebrates fish and amphibians).Strongemphasis on the impacts that humans have onfreshwater systems. The lab introduces thebasic skills necessary for the study andmanagement of fresh waters.Prerequisites BIOLENVR 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of instructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4


Choose three:

ENVR/
Survey of diversity of fish (with an emphasison freshwater fish of North America). Topicsinclude taxonomy anatomy physiology behaviorand ecology. Special emphasis onmanagement of fish populations and diversityin the face of environmental threats includingpollution habitat alteration overharvest andinvasive species. Lab includes basic ecologyand behavior but focuses heavily on commonfisheries techniques.Prerequisites BIOLENVR 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of instructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

ENVR/
Exploration of how microorganisms interact withtheir environment and the implications of theseinteractions for humans. Specific topicsinclude antibiotic resistance biodegradationbiodiversity biofuels bioremediation extremeenvironments geochemical cycles methods forsampling culture and analysis of environmentalmicroorganisms microbiology of air water andsoil environmental pathogens andmicrobiologicaltreatment of sewage and water. Three lectures andone lab per week.Prerequisites BIOL 309 or ENVRCHEM 320Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

ENVR/
In this course students will learn aboutstormwater management practices and theireffectiveness as well as regulatory efforts. Inaddition rural and agricultural practices thatimpact water quality will be addressed.Presentations and field assignments will be partof the course so students see how local workaffects watershed quality. Students will learnmanagement techniques specific to urban and ruralenvironments as well as the economic politicaland sociological implications of these solutions.Prerequisites
Introduces basic biological conceptsand applies them to help students understand thecauses and solutions of environmental problems.Addresses a wide variety of environmental issuesincluding biodiversity loss the effects ofpollution on organisms and ecosystems and globalclimate change. Special emphasis given to helpstudents understand how scientific knowledge isdeveloped and scientific information can befound interpreted and applied by society. Threelectures and one laboratory per week.Corequisite MATH 118 or MATH 110FILA general education natural and physicalsciences

Unit(s): 4
or BIOL-111

Unit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to GeographicInformation Systems (GIS). GIS is a computerizedsystem that allows users to collect storevisualize and analyze locationalgeospatial data.Students learn basic cartographic concepts andthe use of common GIS software programs. Thecourse focuses on environmental and biologicalapplications of GIS while the technology also hasmany applications in earth sciences urbanplanning business etc.Prerequisites
A precalculus course for students continuing inmathematics. Includes topics in algebrafunctionsand relations and trigonometry.Prerequisites MATH 110 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 4

This course is a study of the environment on theEarths surface the boundary between the solidand liquid and interactions between rock andwater. This will include weathering and theformation of soil and the flow of water at thesurface and below ground level. Lab activitieswill include sampling and analysis of soilsurface water and groundwater.Prerequisites ENVR-301

Unit(s): 3

Wildlife Biology Emphasis

The Wildlife Biology emphasis allows students wanting the breadth of the biology or environmental science major to also focus in areas of wildlife biology and management. In this program, students will take 11–17 additional credits on top of their major to specialize in wildlife. The program offers directed study in wildlife management and techniques, botany, zoology, and policy and ethics. This program along with the biology or environmental science major and the general education requirements will support students wishing to pursue careers with state and federal agencies, graduate degree programs in wildlife biology, as well as those who wish to pursue Wildlife Biologist Certification through the Wildlife Society.

Consists of 23 credits. The requirements are as follows:

Wildlife Management and Techniques
Take one course:
BIOL/

Explores the ecology and management of wildlifewith an emphasis on North American mammals andbirds. Topics include habitat quality forestrynutrition disease population dynamics anddiversity. Also explores human dimensions in theNorth American stakeholder model of wildlifemanagement. Lab emphasizes field techniques.Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 andBIOL 111 or permission of instructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
This primarily field-based course will provide abroad overview of techniques and conceptsinvolvedin field biology (especially ecology) includingbasic scientific method and a variety of samplingtechniques. Course content also has a strongemphasis on basic natural history as studentslearn about and experience a wide variety oforganisms (e.g. plant fungi insects fishamphibians and mammals) ecosystems (e.g.forests grasslands wetlands ponds andstreams)and ecological interactions. Students will alsodiscuss techniques for interpretingteachingthesebiological concepts to others.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or permission ofinstructor2017 Summer Session I Begins 5-30-17 HybridOnline Course Meets on Campus

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
Survey of the methods used bythe public and private sectors to manage ourenvironment and natural resources. The primaryemphasis will be on restoration ecology andconservation biology. Other topics that will beaddressed will include environmental engineering(e.g. green chemistry and design of pollutioncontrol devices) economic considerations inconservation (e.g. conservation land easementsand ecotourism) and government regulation. Thelab will provide students with experienceapplyingstandard methods of monitoring biologicalresources. The lab will also provide anopportunity for students to hear talks fromenvironmental experts and to travel to localsites where management activities are occurring.Prerequisite BIOL 111 or permission of theinstructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Molecules, Anatomy and Physiology
Take one course:

Introduction to both classical Mendelianinheritance and molecular genetics with one labper week.Prerequisites BIOL 111 or permission ofinstructor CHEM 161 recommendedBIOL-216 may not be substituted for BIOL-309

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to animal physiology - how animalsfunction at cellular systems and organismallevels. Knowledge that is acquired in this courseserves as an excellent foundation for futurepostgraduate or professional studies in animalhealth & management. Course structure activelearning lectures and applied learning labs.Development of scientific thinking and writingare significant components of the course.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
BIOL-110 and BIOL-111
A precalculus course for students continuing inmathematics. Includes topics in algebrafunctionsand relations and trigonometry.Prerequisites MATH 110 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education writing intensive

Unit(s): 4

The molecular basis of cell structure andfunction. Topics include the chemistryarchitecture and analysis of macromoleculesoverview of thermodynamics and metabolismenzymology genetic processes and controlsrecombinant DNA technology and cell signalingmechanisms. Three lectures and one lab perweek.Prerequisites BIOL 111 and CHEM 161 orpermission of instructorCredit may not be received for both BIOL-216 andBIOL-325

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
This course will provide a framework for studyinghow animals function in their native environmentsat different stages of their life cycles. Itsscope is animal physiology blended withenvironmental science principles ofphysiological mechanisms are examined from theperspective of physiological adaptation in agiven environmental context including specificadaptations to environmental extremes. Coursestructure active learning lectures and appliedlearning labs. Development of critical scientificthinking and scientific writing are significantcomponents of the course.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110BIOL-110 and BIOL-111 and
A precalculus course for students continuing inmathematics. Includes topics in algebrafunctionsand relations and trigonometry.Prerequisites MATH 110 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education writing intensive

Unit(s): 4

Comparative study of the major organ systems invertebrate animals. Lectures examine topics suchas the origin and adaptive evolution ofvertebrate anatomy and the systematicrelationships between vertebrate groups. The labprovides a detailed examination of vertebrateanatomy. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Botany
Take one course:

Survey of the vascular flora of the ShenandoahValley and surrounding mountain areas.Field-based course that introduces students tothe identification of plants in the field oftheirecology. Plant collection and specimenpreservation are also included.Prerequisites BIOL 1112017 Summer Session I Begins 5-30-17 CANCELED

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of the plant kingdom thatwill include topics ranging from plant anatomyphysiology diversity and ecology. Studentsinterested in ecology forestry and wildlifebiology will find this course particularlyuseful. Three lectures and one lab per week.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Broad survey of the diversity andclassification of vascular plants. Students willlearn to recognize common and important plantfamilies as well as learn to identify local taxa.Traditional and modern methods of taxonomy andsystematics are presented.Prerequisite BIOL 111 BIOL 430 recommendedAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Zoology/Organisms
Take two courses:

Explores the anatomy physiology ecology andbehaviors that have produced an extraordinarybiodiversity of bird species. The major groups ofmodern birds are introduced and their originand ecology are examined. Students learnto recognize local species in the field andexamine them in the lab using the ornithologycollections. Suitable for bothbiology majors and non-majors.Prerequisites BIOL 100 or 110Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

An introduction to the study of amphibians andreptiles. Lectures will focus on the origin andevolution of amphibians and reptiles and ontheir biology ecology and conservation. Lab willemphasize taxonomy anatomy speciesidentification and common field techniques usedto study these groups.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

A comprehensive survey of mammals. Lectures willfocus on phylogenetics the origin and evolutionof mammals and their biology ecology andconservation. Lab will emphasize taxonomyspecies identification and common fieldtechniques used to study mammals.Prerequisite BIOL 111Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

BIOL/
A survey of diversity of fish (with an emphasison freshwater fish of North America). Topics willinclude taxonomy anatomy physiology behaviorand ecology. There will be special emphasis onmanagement of fish populations and diversityin the face of environmental threats includingpollution habitat alteration overharvest andinvasive species. Lab will include basic ecologyand behavior but will focus heavily on commonfisheries techniques.Prerequisite ENVRBIOL 301 or BIOL 350 orpermission of the instructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Introduction to the theoreticalframework and the methodology of animal behaviorresearch. Students examine the causationdevelopment current function and evolutionaryhistory of behavior of invertebrates andvertebrates. Integrates concepts and principlesfrom multipledisciplines to understand behaviors such asforaging and predation mating systemscommunication parental care social hierarchiesand territoriality. Students also review thehistory of the field of animal behavior and thecontributions that animal behavior research canmake to applied disciplines such as environmentalconservation biomedical research and humanpsychology.Prerequisites Any one of the following BIOL311 314 or 350 PSY 210 or permission of theinstructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 4

Policy/Ethics
Take one course:

Confronts a number of modernscientific and ethical problems includingabortion genetic testing genetically modifiedplants and animals stem cells gene therapyresearch on humans and physician-assistedsuicide. Biology and biotechnology often confoundour notions of right and wrong and what ethicalbehavior is.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General Education philosophy or religion andEthical Reasoning Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Pressing issues confronting professionals in atechnological era. Utilizing the insights ofphilosophical and religious ethics the courseexamines the responsibilities of the professionalperson in business medicine law education theministry and other fields. Problems consideredinclude confidentiality accountabilitywhistleblowing governmental regulation andethical codes.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 andjunior or senior standingGeneral Education philosophy or religionEthical Reasoning Course

Unit(s): 3

Examines the historical development ofenvironmental ethics in the U.S. major ethicalapproaches to contemporary environmental issuesand the application of those theories toparticular topics such as ecojusticebiodiversity and global warming. Readings willbe drawn from a wide range of sources fromancient scripture to current news reports.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 andone of the following courses BIOL 100 BIOL-101BIOL-110 CHEM-102 or CHEM-161General Education philosophy or religionEthical Reasoning & Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

This course will explore the ethical implicationsof wildlife management research and stewardshipby applying ethical frameworks to issuessurrounding wildlife. Possible topics includereintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone andsubsequent delisting predator controlsupplemental feeding loggingwildlife conflictshunting culture etc.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 andBIOL 100 or 110Ethical Reasoning

Unit(s): 3

This course will provide an overview of federaland state laws that are aimed at the conservationof natural resources andor protection ofenvironmental quality. Major laws that will becovered include the National EnvironmentalProtection Act Clean Air Act Clean Water Actthe Endangered Species Act and others. Speakersfrom natural resourceenvironmental agencies suchas the Va. Department of Environmental QualityVa. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries andU.S. Forest Service will provide practicalinsights into the application and implementationof environmental policy.Prerequisites BIOL 100 101 or 110Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Social Sciences for Health Professionals Concentration

This concentration helps you prepare for health-care related careers in medicine, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and many others. Understanding the complexities of human behavior, development and identity is crucial to your career as a health professional. In addition, strengthening your communication skills is critical for effective provider-patient relationships.

Consists of 18 credits including the following courses:

Introduction to psychology as a natural and a social science. Topics include the methods of science biological bases of behavior developmental processes sensation and perception states of consciousness conditioning and learning memory and cognition motivation and emotion theories and assessment of intelligence and personality diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and social-cultural influences on behavior. General Education Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to the sociological imagination with a critical examination of social issues individual experiences and the potential for social change. Topics include the nature and impact of culture and social structure inequality social institutions identity social interaction and the historical context of knowledge and relationships. Methods of sociological investigation and interpretation are also emphasized. This course is offered in a traditional survey and special topics format. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

And four courses (at least one from each category) from the following topics list:

Note that no discipline prefix may be used more than three times. For example, after completing PSY 101 and SOC 101, only two more courses in the concentration may be chosen from the PSY or SOC prefixed courses.

Topics in Behavior and Cognition

Introduction to the experimental analysis of behavior. Historical and modern approaches in the scientific study of learning are discussed. Students are required to demonstrate factual knowledge in the major content areas procedures and other advanced issues in regards to simple forms of learning such as habituation and sensitization and more complex forms of associative learning exemplified in classical and operant conditioning. Prerequisite PSY 101 Prerequisites or Co-requisites PSY 210 or 230 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Empirical findings related to the description classification assessment etiology and treatments of various psychological disorders. Specific disorders examined include anxiety disorders mood disorders substance-related disorders personality disorders and schizophrenia. An important emphasis is understanding the impact of mental illness on individuals and their family and friends. Prerequisite PSY 101 or SOC 101 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

PSY/
Examination of the contribution of neuroscience techniques to the understanding of sensationperception attention learning memory language and consciousness. Lectures and papers involve an analysis of the interdisciplinary methods such as functional neuroimaging electrophysiological methods and the neurological impairments of brain-damaged patients. Prerequisites PSY 101 and 210 or BIOL 110 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Investigation of the major areas of cognitive psychology. Topics include perception and attention representation of knowledge models of memory problem solvingreasoning language and intelligence. Analysis of the validity and reliability of measuring cognitive processes occur through participation in hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Prerequisite PSY 101 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

Survey of theories principles and facts concerning the sensory sciences. Emphasis on the study of physical physiological and psychological principles governing how we acquire information from the environment through the senses and the organization of these sensations into meaningful interpretable experiences. Although the focus is on mechanisms the influence of disease development and aging are also considered. Prerequisite PSY 210 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

Topics in Life Span and Development

Examine issues related to geriatrics with emphasis on issues including historical cultural biological physiological psychological and social contexts. Opportunities for experiential learning in residential and intermediate facilities with appropriate agencies. Prequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Surveys historical approaches basic issues recent research and current theoretical perspectives in developmental psychology. Emphasis on describing and explaining the changes that characterize physical perceptual cognitive social and emotional development across the lifespan. Prerequisite PSY 101 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Examination of how society supports controls and constrains our arrival into and departure from the world revealing the ways that events often assumed to be natural are in fact conditioned by social and cultural forces. Special emphasis on the communication of cultural norms regarding birth and death the impact of advances in medicine and technology and how birth and death become cultural metaphors for other social phenomena. Prerequisite SOC 101

Unit(s): 3

Topics in Diversity and Identity

Human populations throughout the world differ in their physical appearance behavior customs lifestyles etc. Students learn about the biological basis of human homogeneity and diversity and critically examine the construct of race as a sanctioned method of classifying human species into different groups. Consideration of biological principles that define species and subgroups and discussion of key differences between early and modern techniques that biologists use to classify organisms. Case studies and examples from geographic locations around the world address some of the enormous social implications (health care education law enforcement) of using faulty science to group human beings into distinct racial categories Prerequisites PDP 150 OR 350 ENG 110 MATH 110 or MATH 115 or MATH 118 and BIOL 100 or BIOL 110 General Education 2014 Global dynamics Alternate years offered 2014-2015

Unit(s): 3

FCS/
Examination of the human family historically and comparatively in various cultures with major emphasis placed upon the modern American family. Included are such topics as the diversity of family structures the social construction of emotions gender expectations and roles parenting the life cycle and family tensions. Prerequisite SOC 101 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Students will examine family and interpersonal relationships from a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to gain understanding of the changes in society relative to marriage and family. Students will engage in critical examination of issues related to families work and their interrelationships. Emphasis placed upon the reciprocal impacts of relationships within the family and a persons relationships to individuals and other institutions such as educational governmental religious and occupational institutions in society.

Unit(s): 3

Overview of the process of parenting in diverse cultural and familial structures. Exploration of issues related to parenting at various stages of development as well as formation of parenting goals and styles. Emphasis placed on parent-child interactions through the child rearing years. Provides an emphasis on evidence-based practices and evaluation of programming. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

PSCI/
Interdisciplinary exploration of the power and dynamics of human similarities and differences on a global scale. Covers globalization from the perspective of identity and difference and provides opportunities to question contemporary assumptions values and patterns of behavior with the goal of making global interactions more constructive and more peaceful. Prerequisite PDP 150350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Overview of the study of how peoples behaviors attitudes and feelings are shaped by other people and the social environment. Topics include attraction prejudice deindividuation persuasion cognitive dissonance social cognition attribution theory and the social self. Emphasis on classic research and the latest studies in the field and their applicability to everyday experiences of the students. Prerequisite PSY 101 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

Overview of the psychological social and biological aspects of sexuality that will be of use for communicating with romantic partners doctors and family members. Topics include sexual anatomy and physiology sexually transmitted diseases methods of contraception prenatal sexual differentiation sex research attraction and love sexual orientation and sexual dysfunction and sexual ethics. Prerequisite PSY 101 or SOC 101 and junior or senior standing.

Unit(s): 3

Problems of population growth environment and resource depletion alcoholism and drug addiction crime and violence inequity and poverty unemployment alienation and several others will be studies. Development of public awareness role of social movements theoretical approaches value conflicts interest groups ad power struggles and examination of proposed solutions will also be included.

Unit(s): 3

The nature of racial relations and inequalities in American society including their historical origins and relationship to Western capitalist development. The ethnic composition of contemporary American society impact of legal and illegal immigration patterns dynamics of modern structures and institutions the Civil Rights Movement inter-ethnic conflicts and attitudes multiculturalism and status of affirmative action are analyzed in the context of national and global social change. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to a variety of conceptual frameworks and theoretical lenses relating to human gender and sexualities including social constructionism political economy and cultural studies. A critical global historical and sociological approach will be emphasized to unpack gendered ad sexualized social structures like patriarchy heterosexism and hegemonic masculinity. Special attention will be paid to social movements and challenges to powerresource inequalities made by gender and sexuality-based minority groups. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 Offered alternate years 2016-2017 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Topics in Communication and Health Fields:

An introduction to the history and influence of communication technology in society. The class will explore the various social political cultural and economic impacts of new communication technology. Major topics include the origins of writing printing photography film the telegraph and telephone radio television and the internet. 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Examines how electronic media industries have changed the way we produce and consume media products. The course will examine how the digital age has impacted notions of interactivity virtual space media production networks and credibility. Particular attention will be paid to the social economic and political implications of these changes. 2015 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Examines issues related to communication within personal and professional relationships. Students will develop theoretical and practical understandings of verbal and nonverbal communication the role of technology in interpersonal communication and how interpersonal communication functions to develop negotiate maintain and terminate relationships.

Unit(s): 3

Theoretical and practical survey of intercultural communication processes. Examines intrapersonal interpersonal organizational and mass media dimensions of intercultural communication. The course specifically focuses on the distinctive cultural behaviors expectations values and power dynamics that affect our abilities to communicate effectively and people from diverse cultures. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Students will develop theoretical and practical understandings of the role of sex and gender in verbal and nonverbal communication friendships families romantic relationships and professional relationships. This course also examines the issues of technology health power and violence as they related to sex and gender.

Unit(s): 3

Examines the medias role in creating and re-creating our understanding of gender race and class. Includes a historical perspective and traces how these representations have changed over time the forces that have affected representations of gender race and class and the current state of their representation in the media. A field trip to at least one museum in Washington D.C. is planned depending upon exhibits available at the time (e.g. National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonians American History Museum). 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 100

Unit(s): 3

Examines the role of news advocacy scientific analysis decision and policy making risk perception and other factors in the communication of issues related to science environment and health. Provides students with rich theoretical background critical understanding and practical skills to produce investigate and critique communication processes related to the topics. Students in this course are required to conduct field work and original research write and publish news and analytical articles. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the multiple determinants of health and wellness from a personal and community perspective. Through service-based learning experiences students critically analyze individual social and environmental factors that influence health. This course requires students to spend time off-campus serving at community agencies in order to successfully fulfill course requirements. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and ES-230 or permission of the instructor Experiential learning and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Comparison of the similarities and differences between varied World Health Organization ranked global healthcare systems. Emphasis will be placed on exploring delivery financing and effectiveness of services within various healthcare systems with a special focus on sports medicine and related prevention and intervention resources for athletes. The class will travel to Italy and Hungary for 14 days. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 4000

Unit(s): 3

Development of community based intervention strategies to modify health risk behaviors with emphasis on theoretical foundations and comprehensive program planning strategies.

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to the concepts of pharmacology and counseling as related to healthcare. Prerequisites ES 450

Unit(s): 3

Concepts of administration such as devising policy and procedures record-keeping budgeting facility design risk management and productivity standards for healthcare professionals.

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the mental health benefits of exercise as well as motivational factors involved in exercise and the many variables that influence exercise behavior (e.g. stress emotional states anxiety and depression). Additionally this course explores the psychological antecedents and consequences of injury and illness.

Unit(s): 3

This course is a directed study of cultural and ethical issues associated with varied allied health professionals service delivery. The experience is designed to advance the students knowledge in providing healthcare for diverse cultural groups within the United States healthcare system including discussions related to the following communications family roles high risk behaviors healthcare practices spirituality and death rituals. Concurrently the class will provide insight into the formation and use of various allied healthcare professional organizations code of ethics.

Unit(s): 3

Exposes students to a broad view of public mental health and psychology in the public interest. Stimulates the interest of future researchers clinicians and policy makers toward improvement of public mental health. Specific attention is given to discerning science from pseudoscience in the practice of psychology. Prerequisites PSY 310 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Basic counseling skills and models are outlined for students who plan to enter a helping profession. Primary focus is placed on current counseling techniques and strategies. Helping skills such as attending reflecting clarifying empathizing supporting examining feedback confronting and facilitating group process are treated. Goal setting decision making self-awareness and referral techniques are also included. Prerequisite SOC 101 2015 Fall Semester Estimated Extra Cost 45

Unit(s): 3

Teacher Certification

Teacher certification for biology consists of completing the major requirements for biology, satisfactory performance on the biology PRAXIS II exam, and completing at least one semester of organic chemistry, chosen from the following:

Overview of the functional groups and reactivityof organic molecules using biological examples.Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab perweek.Prerequisites CHEM 125 or 162Credit may not be received for both CHEM 250 and305

Unit(s): 4

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Structure nomenclature reaction mechanismssynthesis and identification of organicmolecules. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 162 or permissionof the instructorCredit cannot be earned for both CHEM250 and 305

Unit(s): 4

Students are also encouraged to consider earning certification in earth science due to the high demand for teachers in this area. This can be accomplished with satisfactory performance on the earth science PRAXIS II exam and interested students are encouraged to take CHEM 102 or GEOL 130 as preparation. Refer to the education department listing for additional certification requirements.

Dual Degree Programs

The department has pursued dual degree programs with other institutions. These include physical therapy with Shenandoah University, nursing with Vanderbilt University, veterinary medicine with Virginia Tech and clinical laboratory sciences with Sentara RMH and Augusta Health.

Qualified students may apply for early admission to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech or another accredited veterinary program. If accepted, the student may earn the bachelor’s degree in biology from Bridgewater College by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Complete all courses required for the biology major with a cumulative major GPA of at least 2.0;
  • Complete all courses required for the general education program, including PDP 450, with an overall GPA of at least 2.0;
  • Complete any remaining credits required for graduation from Bridgewater College with a grade of “C” or better while enrolled in an accredited veterinary medicine program.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

This program allows qualified students to seek early admission to the Sentara RMH School of Medical Laboratory Science or the Augusta Health School of Clinical Laboratory Science. If granted admission, it is the responsibility of the student to complete the following prior to entering this program:

  • The courses required for the Biology major with a minimum GPA of 2.0, including prerequisite courses for the Laboratory Science Program
  • The general education program requirements, including PDP 450
  • A minimum of 91 credit hours towards graduation, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Upon completing this 12-month professional program with minimum grades of C in each course, the College will transfer 32 semester hours of credit to the student’s record to complete requirements for earning a bachelor’s degree from the College.

The Smithsonian-Mason Semester for Conservation Studies

Bridgewater College is a member institution of the Smithsonian-Mason Semester which is run by George Mason University out of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Va. In this program, students live on the SCBI campus (a world-class conservation research facility) and learn about the theory and application of conservation biology (including the social, political and economic dimensions). Students participate in one of two 16 credit hour programs: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation or Conservation, Biodiversity and Society (for any student interested in conservation). Interested students should visit the program’s website (smconservation.gmu.edu/programs/undergraduate) and contact the biology department or the coordinator of international education.

Both programs are appropriate for juniors and seniors. There are no specific prerequisite classes for Conservation, Biodiversity and Society. That program is open to all majors. The Wildlife Ecology and Conservation semester has Ecology (BIOL 350) as a prerequisite.