Course List - Riverland

Biotechnology

Required General Education/MnTC Courses (54 Credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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BIOL1091
General Biology I (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the first semester of a two-semester course sequence in general biology. Topics include the scientific method, characteristics of life, biological chemistry, cell and membrane structure and function, enzymes, metabolism, mitosis, meiosis, genetics, the structure of DNA, and protein synthesis. This course includes laboratory exercises and experimentation that illustrate core principles covered in the course. Prerequisite: CHEM

1121 or 1201

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

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BIOL1092
General Biology II (Goal 3 & 10)

This course is the second semester of a two-semester course sequence in general biology. Topics include evolutionary biology, a survey of biological diversity, animal structure and function, plant structure and function, and ecology. This course includes laboratory exercises and experimentation that illustrate core principles covered in the course.  Prerequisite:  BIOL 1091. 

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 10/PE); (4 Cr - 3 lect, 1 lab)

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BIOL2040
General Microbiology (Goal 2 & 3)

This introductory course is designed to provide an overview of major concepts in microbiology. Thematic areas to be studied include prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, prokaryotic metabolism (including growth and nutrition), microbial genetics, microbial classification, isolation, and identification, and microbial roles in the disease process, environment and industry.  Laboratory exercises will stress the microscopic study of microorganisms and the application of culturing and identification techniques.  An emphasis will be placed on safe laboratory practice.  Prerequisites:  BIOL 1091 or BIOL 2021.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)

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CHEM1201
General Chemistry I (Goal 3 & 10)

This is the first course of a two semester sequence in general inorganic chemistry, Atomic Theory, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, molecular structure, and atomic structure, periodicity, and the gas phase.  This course is for students  intending to transfer or pursue Bachelor’s preparation and/or careers in chemistry and the other physical sciences, engineering and health sciences (medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, four-year nursing). Prerequisite: Math 1110 or concurrent registration in Math 1110.

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 10/PE); (5 Cr – 3 lect, 2 lab)

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CHEM1202
General Chemistry II (Goal 2 & 3)

This is the second course of a two-semester sequence in general inorganic chemistry. Content includes properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.  This course is for students intending to transfer or pursue Bachelor’s preparation and/or careers in chemistry and the other physical sciences, engineering and health sciences (medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, four-year nursing). Prerequisite: MATH 1110 and CHEM 1201 or CHEM 1210.

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 3 lect, 2 lab)

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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GEOG1200
Human Geography (Goal 5 & 10)

This course introduces the worldwide effects of human occupancy of the earth and the influences of location on human behavior.  Topics include patterns in spaces, cultural influences, and means of livelihood, political spaces and human effects on the environment.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 10/PE); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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MATH1210
Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (Goal 2 & 4)

This course covers the basics of calculus emphasizing understanding of the basic principles through investigation.  The course begins with a review of functions and continues with limits, rates of change, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Concepts are presented graphically and numerically as well as algebraically. Prerequisites:  MATH 1120 or MATH 1115 with a grade of C or better; appropriate Accuplacer or ACT score, or instructor permission.   

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 5 lect, 0 lab)

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MATH2021
Fundamentals of Statistics (Goal 2 & 4) or MATH2022

This course is an introduction of basic statistical methods including sampling, analyzing a research study, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of means and proportions, Chi-square, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. The use of statistical software is included in this course. Prerequisite: Math 0660 or qualifying score on placement test.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

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PHIL1130
Ethics (Goal 6 & 9)

This course introduces the student to fundamental ethical principles developed throughout the history of philosophy through the study of classical and modern writings. Students are encouraged and challenged to apply such principles to contemporary issues. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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PHYS1501
College Physics I (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the first semester of the algebra-based introductory physics sequence. The emphasis of this course is on understanding basic physics principles related to mechanics and applying those principles to the solution of physics-related problems. Laboratory work is an essential part of the course. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 1110 (College Algebra) or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)   

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PHYS1502
College Physics II (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the second semester of the algebra-based introductory physics sequence. The topics covered are thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 1501. 

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)   

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SOCI1103
Social Problems (Goal 5 & 9)

This course focuses on the nature, dimensions, causes, and characteristics of selected social problems in modern society. The sociological perspective and critical thinking will be emphasized in examining theories, research, and programs for the prevention and reduction of social problems. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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SPCH1100
Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) or SPCH1102, SPCH1200, or SPCH1310

This course focuses on the theory and practice of public communication including individual and group presentations.  This course emphasizes audience analysis, organization, content development including topic selection and speaking ethics.  Students will prepare and deliver a variety of both individual and group presentations and demonstrate an ability to apply research from diverse sources.  Students should expect to reduce speech apprehension and develop self-confidence in their ability to communicate in public.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and 9/EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Electives

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Electives
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Last Updated: March 27, 2015