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# Course Descriptions - NJCSTM

## INTRODUCTORY

__STME 1610 Integrated Team Project (1)__

Examination of the scientific method through group-oriented research projects. Approved projects will utilize concepts and techniques taught in NJCSTME science and mathematics classes taught concurrently.

*Prerequisites: Freshman standing in the Five Year NJCSTM program.*

__STME 1401 Chemical Systems I (4)__

A thorough discussion of the fundamental principles of chemistry including atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, chemical calculations, thermodynamics and gases. Mathematical relationships and problem-solving are stressed. Integrated laboratory will include advanced versions of classical experiments and an introduction to modern instrumentation. (3 hr. lecture / 3 hr. lab).

__STME 1403 Mathematics & Computational Methods of Science I (4)__

Turing machines and artificial life, introduction to PERL programming, data structures and alngorithms for biology, searching gene banks, introduction to the differential calculus with emphasis on the physical interpretation of the derivative, formulation of simple problems taken from chemistry and biology. (3 hr. lecture).

__STME 1601 Chemical Systems II (4)__

A continuation of Chemical Systems I (STME 2401). A thorough discussion of the basic principles of general and inorganic chemistry such as solid and liquid states, solutions, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, acid/base theories, chemical thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Mathematical relationships and problem-solving are stressed. Integrated laboratory will include advanced versions of classical experiments and an introduction to modern instrumentation. (3 hr. lecture/3 hr. lab).

*Prerequisite: Chemical Systems I (STME 2401)*

__STME 1603 Mathematics & Computational Methods of Science II (4)__

Typical problems in physics leading to ordinary differential equations, infinite series, power series, numeric solution of ordinary differential equations, integral calculus, solution and interpretation or results using a graphical solver such as MathCAD, continuation of PERL programming. (3 hr. lecture).

*Prerequisite: Mathematics & Computational Methods of Science I (STME 1403)*

__STME 2401 Physical Systems (4)__

A calculus-based introduction to the fundamentals of classical physics. Kinematics and dynamics of particles and extended bodies, rotational motion, collisions and systems of particles. Integrated laboratory will include advanced versions of classical experiments, use of modern instrumentation, mathematical models and simulations. (3 hr. lecture/3 hr. lab).

*Prerequisite: Mathematics & Computational Methods of Science I (STME 1403)*

__STME 2403 Mathematics & Computational Methods of Science III (4)__

Systems of linear equations, finite dimensional vector spaces, vectors, matrices, canonical forms, foundations of the operational calculus. (3 hr. lecture).

*Prerequisite: Mathematics & Computational Methods of Science II (STME 1603)*

__STME 2601 Living Systems (4)__

Introduction to the origin, organization and function of living biological systems with mathematical applications and analysis. (3 hr. lecture/3 hr. lab).

__STME 2603 Probabilistic Methods in Science (4)__

Introduction to probability and statistics with applications taken largely from biology, chemistry and physics. (3 hr. lecture).

*Prerequisites: Mathematics and Computational Analysis III (STME 2403)*

## ADVANCED

__STME 3520 Preceptorship I (3)__

Introduction to the patient from the perspective of physicians whom the student rotates with in a clinical setting, with an emphasis on the role of the pathophysiology of common disease processes in the patient narrative. (off-site at hospital partner).

__STME 4520 Preceptorship II (3)__

Patient care from the perspective of physicians whom the student rotates with in an

outpatient setting, focusing on the pathophysiology of disease processes. Developing

patient narrative competency is emphasized. (off-site at hospital partner).

*Prerequisites: Preceptorship I (STME 3520)*

__STME 4410 Systems Neuroscience (3)__

Anatomical, biochemical and physiological structure and function of the nervous system, from cellular and electrical transmission, to sensory and motor pathways, onward to higher order brain functions with relevance to clinical conditions. (3 hr. lecture).

## SEMINAR

__STME 2610 Current Issues in Science & Technology I (1)__

Exploration of current issues in science and technology from the perspective of the roles played by science and technology professionals and how science and technology influences society.

*Prerequisites: Sophomore standing in NJCSTM program.*

__STME 3610 Current Issues in Science & Technology II (1)__

A continuation of Current Issues in Science & Technology I (STME 2610). Exploration of current issues in science and technology from the perspective of the roles played by science and technology professionals and how science and technology influences society.

*Prerequisites: Junior standing in the Five Year NJCSTM program.*

__STME 4610 Science & Technology Seminar (3)__

Analysis and solution of interdisciplinary problems in science and technology. Applications of analytical and computational methods, working in teams, and oral and written presentation of results.

*Prerequisite: Senior standing in the Five Year NJCSTM program.*

*Writing Emphasis Course*

__STME 4611 NJCSTM Service Learning (1)__

Students will explore and clarify their role as community volunteers, develop communication skills and interpret to others the nature of service learning volunteerism in a community agency.

*Prerequisites: Enrollment in the B.S. Science & Technology NJCSTM program; to be taken in conjunction with STME 4610 Science & Technology Seminar.*