Natural Sciences offers summer courses in biosciences, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Rice Summer Sessions courses are taught by Rice faculty or graduate students.Â

**BIOC 201**Â **Introductory Biology**

Chemistry and energetics, cell physiology, cell biology, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, developmental biology, and plant physiology.

Introduction to scientific method, principles of experimental design, selected research strategies, record keeping, and technical communication as related to biological science. The prereq BIOC 201 may be taken concurrently with BIOC 211.

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**BIOC 300**Â **Paradigms in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (online)**

Examination of paradigms in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with a focus on the "central dogma" of molecular biology. Recommended strongly for students with Advanced Placement in Biology and designed for prospective BIOC majors. This course is strongly recommended as preparation for BIOC 341 (Cell Biology). Enrollment is restricted to students who have not yet taken BIOC 301 or BIOC 341.

Molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic cell function. Structure, function, and biogenesis of all subcellular organelles. Cell-cell communication, cytoskeleton assembly and function, cell cycle control, and cell-cell adhesions. Emphasis will be on cytoplasmic events; molecular studies of transcription are taught in BIOC 302 and BIOC 344. RECOMMENDATION: BIOC 300 is recommended for students using advanced placement credit for BIOC 201 and students preferring additional foundational background prior to enrollment in BIOC 341.

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**CHEM 121/CHEM 123** Â Â **General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab**

Introduction of chemical phenomena emphasizing problems and methods in Chemistry. Either CHEM 121 or CHEM 151 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry, but only one of these may be taken for credit. Students must also register for CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly.

**CHEM 211/CHEM 213**Â Â **Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry Discussion**

Organic chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds with emphasis on structure, functional groups, bonding, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. CHEM 211 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry. CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

**KINE 301**Â Â **Human Physiology**

This course will address the fundamental principles of human physiology at the cell, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism levels. Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms of function and homeostasis as achieved through the coordinated function of homeostatic control systems.

**KINE 430Â **Â **Sports Injury**

Upper level course designed to provide students with practical application of basic science knowledge obtained in lower level courses within the department of Kinesiology. The course will address the management of common sports injuries from time of injury to return to play. At the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of athletic injuries and their management.

**MATH 101Â ** Â **Single Variable Calculus I**

Limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Mutually Exclusive courses may only be taken with instructor permission. May substitute MATH 111-112 or take MATH 101 after completing MATH 111. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 102, MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

**MATH 102**Â Â **Single Variable Calculus II**

Continuation of MATH 101. Includes further techniques of integration, as well as infinite sequences and series, Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, parametric equations, arc length, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier polynomials. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

**MATH 211**Â Â **Ordinary Differential Equations**

Study of ordinary differential equations (e.g., solutions to separable and linear first-order equations and to higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, the properties of solutions to differential equations, and numerical solution methods) and linear algebra (e.g., vector spaces and solutions to algebraic linear equations, dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors of a matrix), as well as the application of linear algebra to first-order systems of differential equations and the qualitative theory of nonlinear systems and phase portraits.

**MATH 212**Â Â **Multivariable Calculus**

Calculus of multiple variables. Vectors, partial derivatives and gradients, double and triple integrals, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem, and Gauss's theorem.Â May substitute Math 221 and 222.

**MATH 355**Â Â **Linear Algebra**

Linear transformations and matrices, solution of linear equations, inner products eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the spectral theorem for real symmetric matrices, applications of Jordan canonical form.

**PHYS 101**Â Â **Mechanics with lab**

A calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Includes classes and lab exercises on kinematics, Newton's Laws, work and energy, conservation laws and rotational motion. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 101, 111, 125, AP-Physics-B (Phys 141 and 142) and AP Physics-C MECH. Students must register for PHYS 103.

**PHYS 125Â Â ** **General Physics I with lab**

A calculus-based survey of mechanics primarily intended for bioscience and premedical students. Includes classes and lab exercises on kinematics, Newton's Laws, work and energy, rotational motion, fluids, oscillations and waves. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 101, 111, 125, AP Physics-B (PHYS 141 and 142), and AP Physics-C, MECH.Â

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**CHEM 101**Â **Introduction to Scientific Research**

This course is for high school students of the classes 2018 and 2019. As visiting students, the students will conduct scientific research in the laboratories of Rice faculty in the areas of Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials, and Engineering. Two applications need to be submitted for enrollment into this course. First, the Research Experience in Chemistry application should be emailed, along with all required documents as indicated in the application, toÂ CHEM101@rice.edu.

**CHEM 122/124**Â **General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab**

A continuation of CHEM 121. Either CHEM 122 or CHEM 152 may be taken as prerequisites for higher study in chemistry, but only one may be taken for credit. Students must also register for CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly.Â Required laboratory component of CHEM 122. Students must also register for CHEM 122. Credit may not be received for both CHEM 124 and CHEM 154. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly.

**CHEM 212/214**Â Â **General OrganicÂ Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry Discussion IIÂ **

Continuation of CHEM 211 with an emphasis on aromatic compounds, reactivity and biologically relevant molecules. Either CHEM 212 or CHEM 320 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry, but only one of these may be taken for credit. CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together the same semester. Credit cannot be earned for CHEM 212 and CHEM 320.

**KINE 120**Â Â **Foundations of Kinesiology**

An introduction to studies in the areas of human movement: anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, and psychological aspects of sport and exercise.

**KINE 310**Â Â **Psychology of Sports and Exercise**

Examine the psychological foundations that underlie sport and exercise participation.

**KINE 319**Â Â **Statistics for Health Professionals**

Topics include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, statistical inference including parametric and non-parametric analyses, and hypothesis testing. Students also have the opportunity to analyze data using SPSS and Excel software.

**MATH 101Â **Â Â **Single Variable Calculus I**

Limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Mutually Exclusive courses may only be taken with instructor permission. May substitute MATH 111-112 or take MATH 101 after completing MATH 111. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 102, MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

**MATH 102**Â Â **Single Variable Calculus II**

Continuation of MATH 101. Includes further techniques of integration, as well as infinite sequences and series, Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, parametric equations, arc length, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier polynomials. Should not be taken if student already has credit for MATH 211, MATH 212, or MATH 221, without permission.

**MATH 211**Â Â **Ordinary Differential Equations**

Study of ordinary differential equations (e.g., solutions to separable and linear first-order equations and to higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, the properties of solutions to differential equations, and numerical solution methods) and linear algebra (e.g., vector spaces and solutions to algebraic linear equations, dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors of a matrix), as well as the application of linear algebra to first-order systems of differential equations and the qualitative theory of nonlinear systems and phase portraits.

**MATH 212**Â Â **Multivariable Calculus**

Calculus of multiple variables. Vectors, partial derivatives and gradients, double and triple integrals, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes's theorem, and Gauss's theorem.Â May substitute Math 221 and 222.

**MATH 355**Â Â **Linear Algebra**

Linear transformations and matrices, solution of linear equations, inner products eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the spectral theorem for real symmetric matrices, applications of Jordan canonical form.

**PHYS 102**Â Â **Electricity and Magnetism with lab**

A calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism. Includes classes and lab exercises on electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations in integral form, and AC and DC circuits. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics-B (PHYS 141 and 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104.

**PHYS 126**Â **General Physics II with lab**

A calculus-based survey of E&M and optics primarily intended for bioscience and premedical students. Includes classes and lab exercises on wave and ray optics, electric field and potential, magnetic fields and induction, and DC circuits. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics B (PHYS 141 and 142), and AP Physics-C, E&M.

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