General Education: Scientific Literacy Courses
Integrated Science is an introductory course that deals with the fundamental behavior of matter and energy in living and nonliving sys- tems. It is intended to serve the needs of non- science majors who are required to complete science courses as part of the general educa- tion requirements. It introduces basic con- cepts and key ideas while providing opportu- nities for students to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their environ- ment. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course. Science majors may not enroll in this course without the consent of the Instructor.
This course, an introduction to the structure, properties, and behavior of materials, is intended for non-science majors. Principles of chemistry are illustrated through demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and applications to everyday life. Prior study of chemistry is not required.
The introductory course in astronomy explains how physical laws prescribe natural processes in the universe. It includes discussions on the motion, composition and evolution of the planets, stars and interstellar matter and, examines the structure and evolution of the universe using the Big Bang theory. Some lab is an integral part of this course.
This course presents selected topics in biology. Topics may include evolution, biomechanics (e.g. flight), emerg ing diseases (e.g. AIDS, Ebola virus), history of biological science, antibiotic resistant pathogens, cancer, nutrition, biotechnology and human affairs, etc. As topics change, this course may be repeated for credit. Science majors may not enroll in this course without the consent of the Instructor.
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This course is a study of the life history of man from birth to death including a discussion of all major organ systems and how they function to maintain the organism in the environment. It will include the biology of sex and heredity of man. This course is designed primarily for majors other than biology, and will not count toward the biology major. Science majors may not enroll in this course without the consent of the Instructor.