2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 160 Introduction to Chemical & Biological Principles (5 credits)

Course Description
Introduction to basic chemical and biological principles.  Topics include molecular structure, energy, chemical bonding, nomenclature, organic compounds, cell structure, cell function, and cell division. Lab included. 

This course is required for students in the EMS program.

Student Outcomes
Utilize information contained in the Periodic Table of Elements to determine element properties in order to predict chemical reactivity and chemical interaction.
Relate energy changes to chemical equations in order to understand chemical and biological reactions.
Apply correct terminology and understanding of cell theory, cell life cycle, and cell physiology.
Describe the characteristics of organic compounds and their interactions in biological chemistry. 
Describe the process of DNA replication and protein synthesis. 
Demonstrate proper hands-on use and care of a compound light microscope.

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