Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry
Honors Biology (Bio Sci H93-H94-H97 and if offered Bio Sci H98-H99)
Taken both first year and second year
Honors Biological Sciences majors are required to complete Honors versions of all Biological Sciences Core classes when offered. These classes will count toward both major requirements and Honors requirements.
These Honors Biological Sciences Core courses are specially designed for Honors Biological Sciences majors. They cover similar topics as the non-honors versions, but offer smaller class sizes, provide opportunities for increased interaction with faculty, and cover material in greater depth.
BIO SCI H93. Honors From DNA to Organisms. 4 Units. Fall.
Cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and the biology or organ systems. Covers concepts of building blocks (nucleotides, amino acids, and cells) and of information flow (DNA to proteins, receptors to nuclei, the blood to distant organs, and DNA to offspring).
BIO SCI H94. Honors From Organisms to Ecosystems. 4 Units. Winter.
Patterns of diversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Emphasis is on the Tree of Life and how its members are distributed and interact.
BIO SCI H97. Honors Genetics. 4 Units. Fall.
Introduction to genetics. Basic features of replication and expression of DNA, cell division, and gene transmission. Recombination and mutation in diploid organisms.
- Who should enroll: All CHC Biological Sciences first years and second years
- 4 units each quarter
- Must be taken in order
- 5 quarter sequence:
- First Year
- Fall: Bio Sci H93
- Winter: Bio Sci H94
- Second Year
- Fall: Bio Sci H97
- Winter: Bio Sci H98 if offered. If not, complete Bio Sci 98
- Spring: Bio Sci H99 if offered. If not, complete Bio Sci 99
- First Year
Honors General Chemistry (Chemistry H2A-B-C and H2LA-LB labs)
Usually taken first year
Honors science majors who are required by their major to take a year of general chemistry will enroll in Honors General Chemistry during their first year and will not be required to take Honors Science Core if on the Classic Track. Honors Biological Sciences majors enrolled in the Honors Biological Sciences Core sequence have the option to complete either the Honors General Chemistry sequence or the non-honors sequence. Honors Chemistry majors will complete Chem H2-A-B-C and H2LA-LB-M3LC labs. Other Honors science majors, work with your major advisor to determine the appropriate classes for you. All Honors students may elect to enroll in Honors Chemistry. Usually taken first year, but may be taken second year.
This course in general chemistry is designed for members of Honors and other highly qualified students. It covers similar topics to non-honors Chemistry 1A-B-C, but offers smaller class sizes, provides opportunities for increased interaction with faculty, and covers material in greater depth.
CHEM H2A. Honors General Chemistry. 4 Units. Fall.
General chemistry with applications to life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Atomic structure; general properties of the elements; covalent, ionic, and metallic bonding; mass relationships.
CHEM H2LA. Honors General Chemistry Laboratory. 3 Units. Fall.
CHEM H2B. Honors General Chemistry. 4 Units. Winter.
General chemistry with applications to life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Properties of gasses, liquids, solids; intermolecular forces; changes of state; properties of solutions; stoichiometry; thermochemistry; and thermodynamics.
CHEM H2LB. Honors General Chemistry Laboratory. 3 Units. Winter.
CHEM H2C. Honors General Chemistry. 4 Units. Spring.
General chemistry with applications to life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Equilibria, aqueous acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, oxidation reduction reactions, electrochemistry; kinetics; special topics.
- Who should enroll: All CHC first years who are required to complete one year of General Chemistry except Biological Sciences students
- 7 total units each quarter fall-winter, 4 units spring
- Must be taken in order
- 3 quarter sequence:
- Fall: Chem H2A and Chem H2LA
- Winter: Chem H2B and Chem H2LB
- Spring: Chen H2C (no lab required)
- Honors Chemistry majors will complete Chem H2C and Chem M3LC in spring for a total of 8 units
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