NATURAL SCIENCE, LAB AND NON-LAB

Natural Science

Learning Outcomes: 

The general education natural sciences courses engage students in scientific exploration; foster their curiosity; enhance their enthusiasm for science; and enable them to apply scientific knowledge and reasoning to personal, professional and public decision-making. Lab courses must meet all five learning outcomes. Non-lab courses must meet learning outcomes 1 through 4.

To achieve these goals, students will:

  1. Understand how scientific inquiry is based on investigation of evidence from the natural world, and that scientific knowledge and understanding:
    1. evolves based on new evidence
    2. differs from personal and cultural beliefs
  2. Recognize the scope and limits of science.
  3. Recognize and articulate the relationship between the natural sciences and society and the application of science to societal challenges (e.g., health, conservation, sustainability, energy, natural disasters, etc.).
  4. Evaluate scientific information (e.g., distinguish primary and secondary sources, assess credibility and validity of information).
  5. Participate in scientific inquiry and communicate the elements of the process, including:
    1. Making careful and systematic observations
    2. Developing and testing a hypothesis
    3. Analyzing evidence
    4. Interpreting results

Required: Two approved science courses. At least one course will have laboratory experience. 7 credits

Approved Courses:

Non Laboratory Natural Science (NLS)

Department Course Number Course Title
SOAN ANTH 135 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
PHYS ASTR 103 Astronomy
PHYS ASTR 302 Foundations of Cosmological Thought
BIOL BIOL 140 Plants and People
CHEM CHEM 101 Introduction to Modern Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 102 Introduction to Organic, Biological, Pharmacological, and Fuel Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 201 Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM CHEM 202 Introductory Chemistry II
AOES CLIM 101 Global Warming: Weather, Climate and Society
ESP EVPP 201 Environment and You: Issues in the 21st Century
AEOS GEOL 134 Evolution and Extinction
GGS GGS 102 Physical Geography
NUTR NUTR 295 Introduction to Nutrition
PHYS PHYS 106 The Quantum World: A Continuous Revolution in What We Know and How We Live
UN PROV 301 Great Ideas in Science

 

Laboratory Natural Science (LS)

Department Course Number Course Title
PHYS ASTR 111 Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System
PHYS ASTR 112 Introductory Astronomy Lab: The Solar System
PHYS ASTR 113 Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
PHYS ASTR 114 Introductory Astronomy Lab: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
PHYS ASTR 115 Finding New Worlds
BIOL BIOL 103 Introductory Biology I
BIOL BIOL 104 Introductory Biology II
BIOL BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function
CDS CDS 101 Introduction to Computational and Data Sciences
CDS CDS 102 Introduction to Computational and Data Sciences Lab
CHEM CHEM 103 Chemical Science in a Modern Society
CHEM CHEM 104 Introduction to Organic, Biochemical, Pharmacological, and Fuel Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 155 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry I
CHEM CHEM 156 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry II
CHEM CHEM 211 General Chemistry I
CHEM CHEM 213 General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM CHEM 212 General Chemistry II
CHEM CHEM 214 General Chemistry Lab II
CHEM CHEM 251 General Chemistry for Engineers
AOES CLIM 102 Global Climate Change: Modeling and Predicting an Uncertain Future
AOES CLIM 111 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science
AOES CLIM 112 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science Lab
ESP EVPP 110 The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I
ESP EVPP 111 The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II
AOES GEOL 101 Introductory Geology I
AOES GEOL 102 Introductory Geology II
GGS GGS 121 Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
PHYS PHYS 103 Physics and Everyday Phenomena I
PHYS PHYS 104 Physics and Everyday Phenomena II
PHYS PHYS 111 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science
PHYS PHYS 112 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science Lab
PHYS PHYS 160 University Physics I
PHYS PHYS 161 University Physics I Laboratory
PHYS PHYS 243 College Physics (1)
PHYS PHYS 244 College Physics Lab
PHYS PHYS 245 College Physics (2)
PHYS PHYS 246 College Physics Lab
PHYS PHYS 260 University Physics II
PHYS PHYS 261 University Physics II Laboratory
PHYS PHYS 262 University Physics III
PHYS PHYS 263 University Physics III Laboratory