UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Courses

SCI 100. Science for Life (3)

This course gives college students the skills and knowledge to promote success and instill lifelong learning with emphasis in science, mathematics and technology. The course will provide students with tools to examine their personal, academic and career choices through introspection, consultation, discussion, experimentation and traditional classroom exercises using examples from the natural world. The course …

SCI 111. Understanding Climate Change (3)

Severe global climate change will have disastrous consequences for Earth’s population. This course will develop the basic science behind the predictions for Earth’s climate, and explain why human activities, primarily the emission of greenhouse gases, are the main driver of global warming. Course topics include the causes of climate change, its impacts, projections for the …

SCI 111L. Understanding Climate Change Lab (1)

Corequisite: SCI 111. Laboratory exercises include climate prediction modeling, the use of proxy data, and examination of the impacts of climate change. 3 hours lab per week. Students receive credit for only one course chosen from either SCI 111L, GEOG 111L, or SUST 111L. (Available for General Education, B3 Science Laboratory Activity requirement provided SCI 111 is …

SCI 450. Ultramicroscopy (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. This course offers hands-on training in advanced microscopic techniques. Students will receive training in atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and confocal microscopy. Available for graduate credit.

SCI 456. Science Capstone (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of course 1 and course 2 of science specialization. Recommended Preparatory Courses: PHYS 170, GEOL/GEOG 106LRS. The capstone course will emphasize concepts from the physical science, earth science and life science content areas with an emphasis on scientific investigation and problem solving. Students will integrate crosscutting themes across the sciences such as patterns, …