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BIOL 105. Basic Biology I – Principles of Biology. (3 credits). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 101 or higher. A survey of the fundamental principles and concepts of biology including biochemistry, cell biology, metabolism (photosynthesis and respiration), cell reproduction, genetics, plant tissues and nutrition and transport, plant and animal reproduction and development, and evolution. Designed for students only needing one year of biology.  (An ACT science subscore of 23 or higher is required to test for BIOL 105 credit.)

CHEM 101. General Chemistry I. (3 credits). The nature and properties of matter including the common elements and their compounds. Periodic classification, atomic and molecular theories, and the relation of atomic and molecular structure to chemical behavior. For students needing only one year of chemistry or as preparation for various health related programs – Nursing, Dietetics, etc. An introduction to CHEM 208. Degree credit will not be given for both CHEM 101 and 105. (An ACT math subscore of 23 or higher is required to test for CHEM 101 credit.  Students test for CHEM 101 or 105 credit depending on major.)

CHEM 105. Introductory Chemistry I. (3 credits). Nature and properties of matter including the common elements and their compounds. Periodic classification, atomic and molecular theories, nuclear chemistry, and the relation of atomic and molecular structure to chemical behavior, stoichiometry, nomenclature. For students needing more than one year of chemistry. Degree credit will not be given for both CHEM 101 and 105.  (An ACT math subscore of 23 or higher is required to test for CHEM 105 credit.  Students test for CHEM 101 or 105 credit depending on major.)

FREN 101. Elementary French I. (3 credits). Introduction to pronunciation and fundamental grammatical structure of the language, with emphasis on the development of basic language skills.

FREN 102. Elementary French II. (3 credits). An intensive study of structural patterns and vocabulary. (Students who do not earn advanced testing credit for FREN 101 cannot earn credit for FREN 102.)

GEOG 103. Physical Geography. (3 credits). Physical processes and world patterns of weather, climate, soil, vegetation, landform, and ocean phenomena.

GEOG 104. World Regional Geography. (3 credits). Human ecology; a survey of man’s cultural environment.

GOVT 101. American National Government. (3 credits). The principles, structure, and functions of the national government of the United States.

GOVT 252. State and Local Government. (3 credits). State and local governmental organization and administration, with emphasis on Louisiana government.

HIST 101. History of Western Civilization. (3 credits). Intellectual, economic, social, and political developments as foundations and beginnings of the modern world from the ancient world to the mid seventeenth century.

HIST 102. History of Western Civilization. (3 credits). Political, intellectual, social and economic developments in the western world from the mid seventeenth century to the present.

HIST 150. World History. (3 credits). Political, intellectual, social, and economic developments in world history from the ancient world to 1500.

HIST 151. World History. (3 credits). Political, intellectual, social, and economic developments in world history from 1500 to the present.

HIST 255. American History. (3 credit). American history from the earliest times to 1876.

HIST 256. American History. (3 credit). From 1876 to the present.3‑3‑0. From 1876 to the present.3‑3‑0. American history from the earliest times to 1876.

MATH 102. Trigonometry. (3 credits).  Trigonometric ratios, circular functions and graphs, solutions of triangles, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions, identities and equations, complex numbers, introduction to analytical geometry. (An ACT math subscore of 23-26 is required to test for MATH 102 credit.)

MATH 165. Calculus I. (5 credits). Limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic functions, applications of derivatives and integrals. (An ACT math subscore of 27 or higher is required to test for MATH 165 credit.)

SOCI 151. Introductory Sociology. (3 credits). Theories and trends of society and social action with particular reference to life in the United States today.

SPAN 101. Elementary Spanish I. (3 credits). Pronunciation and fundamental grammatical structure in the language are introduced. Emphasis is on the development of the language skills.

SPAN 102. Elementary Spanish II. (3 credits). Continued emphasis on the development of language skills.

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