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James Fitzgerald
Life Sciences Instructor

 

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." — Carl Sagan

 

 

Contact Information

Office Location: 101B, Pahrump Campus
Phone:775.727.2005
Email:jamesf(a)gwmail.gbcnv.edu
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Office Hours

  • Monday: 11 AM to 12 PM and by appointment any day
  • Tuesday: 11 AM to 12 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM to 12 PM
  • Thursday: 11 AM to 12 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM to 12 PM

Education

  • BA, Slippery Rock University, 1975
  • MS, Cornell University, 1978
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1980

 



Memberships
  • Sigma Xi


Classes

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BIOL 100
Title:General Biology for Non-majors
Catalog Description: Basic biological concepts, interpretation and application of scientific methods, and effects of biological advances on society. Core curriculum science course; cannot be used for credit toward field of concentration in biology.
BIOL 190
Title:Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Catalog Description: Structure and function of cells. Major molecules of life; composition and physiology of cellular organelles; cell metabolism, reproduction, motility, and gene function of both plant and animal cells. Required for biology majors.
BIOL 223
Title:Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Catalog Description: The morphology and physiology of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems in a laboratory and lecture class. Designed for all life science majors but specifically for students in allied health programs.
BIOL 224
Title:Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Catalog Description: A continuation of Biology 223 with consideration of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems; increased emphasis on body chemistry.
BIOL 251
Title:General Microbiology
Catalog Description: A laboratory and lecture course emphasizing taxonomy, morphology, physiology, infectious diseases, and ecology of microorganisms in addition to skills in aseptic procedures, isolation, and identification. Open to all life science majors and allied health majors.
My Comments:A lab and lecture course emphasizing taxonomy, morphology, physiology, infectious disease and ecology of microorganisms in addition to skills in aseptic procedures, isolation and identification. Open to all life sciences majors and allied health majors. Prereq:BIOL 190 or equivalent Coreq: corresponding lab class
CHEM 100
Title:Molecules and Life in the Modern World
Catalog Description: Introduction to chemistry in its many forms and applications, physical and organic, with consideration of environmental and social issues. Includes laboratory activities.
My Comments:Introduction to chemistry in its many forms and applications, physical and organic, with consideration of environmental and social issues. Prereq: Qualifying ACT, SAT or Accuplacer Math score or completion of MATH 096 or higher.
ENV 100
Title:Humans and the Environment
Catalog Description: Introduction to the relationship of man and his environment. Current thinking and research concerning the impact of industrialization and urbanization on environmental quality, including the population explosion; the potential decline of the affluent society by the depletion of natural resources; the pollution of air, land surface, and water; and the public agencies and policies designed to solve environmental problems.
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