188 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIOL U301 and U302
with a C or better and PSYC U101.
BIOL U535. Neurobiology (3) Introduction to neuroanatomical-functional
relationships. Topics include neurodevelopment, anatomical organization
of major nuclei and tracts, neurochemical mechanisms, neural integration
of behavior, and the neuroanatomy of mental illness. Prerequisites: BIOL
U301 and U302 with a C or better.
BIOL U540. Immunology (4) Introduction to the molecular and cellular
basis of the immune response. Topics include anatomy of the lymphoid
system, and innate immune response, lymphocyte biology, antigen-antibody
interactions, humoral and cellular effector mechanisms; control of immune
responses, and the evolution of immunodefense mechanisms. Three class
and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL U301, U302 and
CHEM U112 with a C or better. Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL U330 or U350.
BIOL U550. Molecular Cell Biology (4) Structure and functions of nucleic acids
and proteins; molecular arrangement of prokaryotic, and eukaryotic genomes;
the processes of DNA replication, DNA repair, gene transcription, and protein
translation; control and coordination of gene activity as they relate to cellular
processes in normal and disease states. Techniques used in contemporary
molecular biology labs including recombinant DNA, electrophoresis of nucleic
acids and proteins, Western blotting, and bioinformatics are covered in the
laboratory. Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites:
BIOL U301 and U302 with a C or better, and eight hours of chemistry.
BIOL U570. Principles of Ecology (4) Interactions of organisms and the
environment; ecosystems structure and functions. Three class and three
laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL U301 and U302 with a C or better.
BIOL U581. Biochemistry I (3) (=CHEM U581) Structure and function
of the major classes of biological compounds and biological membranes.
Content includes a kinetic and equilibrium based approach to biological
transport and catalysis, signaling, and an introduction to bioenergetics.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM U332 or consent of instructor.
BIOL U582. Biochemistry II (3) (=CHEM U582) Chemistry of biological
information pathways. DNA, RNA, and protein metabolism, organization
of genes on chromosomes, regulation of gene expression, and applications
of these topics to biotechnology problems are covered. Prerequisite: BIOL
U581/CHEM U581 or consent of instructor.
BIOL U583L. Biochemistry Laboratory (1) (=CHEM U583L) A survey
of laboratory methods in biochemistry. Three laboratory hours per week.
Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL/CHEM U581 or U582.
BIOL U599. Senior Seminar (3) Integration of biological knowledge at
an advanced level and exploration of ethical issues. Prerequisites: statistics,
SPCH U201, U201R, and a minimum grade of C in BIOL U301, U302, and 12
hours of additional biology coursework at the 300 level or above.
CHILD ADVOCACY STUDIES (CAST)
CAST U301. Introduction to Child Maltreatment (3) Survey of major
issues in child abuse and neglect. An overview of the impact of child
maltreatment, prevention and intervention strategies, system response,
and child advocacy are included. Prerequisites: SOCY U101 OR PSYC U101
OR CRJU U101, and at least sophomore standing; or consent of instructor.
CAST U398. Special Topics (3) Emerging issues in child advocacy. May
be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: SOCY U101 OR PSYC
U101 OR CRJU U101; or consent of instructor.
CAST U399. Independent Study (1-6) An individualized program of
study planned in conjunction iwth a Child Advocacy Studies faculty member.
Prerequisite: CAST U301 or consent of instructor.
CAST U401. Child Advocacy I: System Responses to Child Maltreatment
(3) Child advocacy, and the response of child welfare and criminal
justice professionals to child abuse and neglect. Identifying, investigating, and
prosecuting child maltreatment are included. Supervised field experiences
are required. Prerequisites: CAST U301; or consent of instructor.
CAST U402. Child Advocacy II: Prevention and Intervention Strategies
(3) Intervention strategies, and multidisciplinary approaches to
prevention, advocacy, and treatment of child maltreatment victims and
survivors. Supervised field experiences are required. Prerequisites: CAST
U301 or consent of instructor.
CAST U499. Child Advocacy Internship (3) Supervised work experience
in a community agency working with victims and survivors of child
maltreatment, and/or their families. Prerequisites: CAST U301, CAST U401,
CAST U402, senior standing, and consent of instructor.
Note: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
require that everyone who enters chemistry laboratories wear
CHEM U101. Fundamental Chemistry I (4) Survey of inorganic and
solution chemistry. Non-science majors only. Three class, one recitation, and
two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH U121 or
higher, except statistics, or consent of instructor.
CHEM U106. Chemistry and Society (3) General chemical fundamentals
and how these principles apply to societal issues such as the environment,
genetics and health. Recurring themes include critical evaluation of information
from the media and the web, consideration of the risks and benefits of
recent scientific advances for society. Non-science majors only. (CHEM U106
laboratory is available for additional credit.)
CHEM U106L. Chemistry and Society Laboratory (1) Experiments, exercises,
and demonstrations to accompany CHEM U106. Three laboratory hours
per week. Non-science majors only. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM U106.
CHEM U109. Chemistry of Living Things (4) Chemical principles including
the structure of and energy associated with living matter; quantitative
kinetic and equilibrium analysis of chemical and physical processes. The
structure and function of biological macromolecules and the molecular
basis of inheritance are surveyed. Non-science majors only. Three lecture,