CLAS Requirement - Third Science

One additional Life Science or Physical Science course from the list below, or NFS 3230.

Life Science Courses

Course Titile CR Offered Description Prerequisites
ANT 2110 (LS) Introduction to Physical Anthropology
3
T
Role of hereditary and environmental factors, human genetics, meaning of "race" and racial classifications, fossil records, non-human primate behavior and evolution. Required for majors.
BIO 1030 (LS) Biology Today
3-4
F,W
Challenges to modern society from population growth, new diseases, environmental degradation, urban pollution; medical advances and ethical dilemmas in decoding human genome; impact of biological findings on political and personal decisions; issues considered in context of principles and strategies of modern biological research. Not for biology major credit. Offered for four credits to Honors students only.
BIO 1050 (LS) An Introduction to Life
0-4
T
A factual and conceptual treatment of modern biology at the cell, organismal, and population levels of organization. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement when elected for 4 credits. For the non-science major and as a prereq. to BIO 1500/1510. No credit after BIO 1500 or BIO 1510.
BIO 1510 (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms
0-4
T
Factual and conceptual treatment of cell molecules, cell structure, metabolism, genetics, and development. For the science major and certain pre-professional programs. Meets General Education laboratory requirement. Prereq: BIO 1050 with grade of C-minus or above; or ACT score of 21 or above (ACT scores valid for only 2 years); or passing score on BIO placement exam; or BIO 1500 with grade of C-minus or above. Only Engineering students may elect for three credits. BIO 1500 and BIO 1510 required of all biological sciences majors.
BIO 2200 (LS) Introductory Microbiology
0-4
T
Bacteria and their basic biology; the relationship of microorganisms to man and other living forms, including their ecological importance and their role in the causation of disease; laboratory exercises paralleling the above principles. Prereq: BIO 1510 with grade of C-minus or above; BIO 1500 recommended for Biology majors.
HON 4220 (LS) Seminar in Life Science
3
Y
Analysis of aspects, methods, and important issues in various areas of the life sciences. Honors variant of an approved LS course in General Education Program. Prereq: junior or senior standing; minimum 3.3 cumulative g.p.a.
NFS 2030 (LS) Nutrition and Health
3
T
Food as a carrier of nutrients; food availability; nutrient utilization including digestion, metabolism and excretion. Patterns of food consumption based on biological, psychological and social needs; and anthropological findings. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement only when taken concurrently with coreq: NFS 2220.
PSY 1010 (LS) Introductory Psychology
0-4
T
Introduction to the science of behavior. Principles, concepts, and theories of human thought and action. Selected concepts illustrated through laboratory experiments. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement. No credit after PSY 1020.
PSY 1020 (LS) Elements of Psychology
3
T
Principles, theories and applications of psychological knowledge. No credit after PSY 1010.

Physical Science Courses

Course Titile CR Offered Description Prerequisites
AST 2010 (PS) Descriptive Astronomy
4
T
Lecture course that introduces the concepts and methods of modern astronomy, the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology; recent discoveries about planets, moons, the sun, pulsars, quasars, and black holes. Meets General Education Laboratory requirement only when taken with Coreq: AST 2011.
CHM 1000 (PS) Chemistry and Your World
0-4
F,W
Facts and theories from analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, and from biochemistry; their consequences in life processes and the environment. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement when elected for 4 credits.
CHM 1020 (PS) Survey of General Chemistry
0-4
F,W
High school chemistry not required. First course in the terminal sequence consisting of CHM 1020 and CHM 1030. Matter and energy in chemistry, chemical symbols and equations, structure and properties of atoms, introduction to chemical bonding; periodicity in chemistry, solids, liquids, gases, solutions, acids and bases, and equilibrium. Prereq: Math Department placement beyond MAT 0993; or grade of C or above in MAT 0993; or validated ACT Math score of 21 or above. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement.
CHM 1220 (PS) General Chemistry I
0-4
T
Introduction to the principles of chemistry for students with high school background in chemistry. Chemical structure, bonding, and reactivity. Prereq: passing score on chemistry placement exam or CHM 1040 with grade of C-minus or above; Math Department placement in or beyond MAT 1800; coreq: CHM 1230. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement upon completion of both CHM 1220 and 1230. Only two credits if taken after CHM 1020. No credit after if f taken after CHM 1225.
CHM 1225 (PS) General Chemistry I
0-3
T
Introduction to principles of chemistry for students with high school background in chemistry. Chemical structure, bonding, and reactivity. Open only to students in College of Engineering. Prereq: passing score on chemistry placement exam or CHM 1040 with grade of C-minus or above; Math Department placement in or beyond MAT 1800; coreq: CHM 1230. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement upon completion of both CHM 1225 and 1230. Only one credit after CHM 1020. No credit after CHM 1220.
CHM 1410 (PS) Chemical Principles I: General/Organic Chemistry
0-6
F
Accelerated approach to blended general/organic chemistry. Prereq: advanced placement in chemistry with a score of 3, 4, or 5; or outstanding performance on chemistry placement exam; or evidence of superior academic potential; or consent of instructor. Meets General Education laboratory requirement.
GEL 1010 (PS) Geology: The Science of the Earth
4
T
Introduction to continental drift and plate tectonic theory, geophysics and structure of earth's crust and interior; rocks and minerals; igneous and volcanic geology; work of running water, glaciers and ground water; geologic time; oceanography. One day field trip. Lecture and required laboratory. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement.
HON 4230 (PS) Seminar in Physical Science
3
Y
Analysis of modern theory and data, implications and possibilities in the physical sciences. Honors variant of an approved PS course in the General Education Program. Prereq: junior or senior standing; minimum 3.3 cumulative g.p.a.
PHY 1020 (PS) Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science
0-4
T
Physical concepts and practical applications to everyday life of the basic principles of motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Lectures, demonstrations and optional laboratory; laboratory is strongly recommended. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement when elected for 4 credits (fee applies).
PHY 1040 (PS) Einstein, Relativity and Quanta: A Conceptual Introduction
3-4
W
Einstein and the origin of the special theory of relativity; the curvature of space; the uncertainty principle; the quantum theory; the interaction of observer and measurement; fission and fusion; the influence of modern physical theories on society and philosophy. Honors students have one additional hour per week of recitation and are required to write a major paper. Offered for four credits only to Honors students.
PHY 1070 (PS) Energy and the Environment
3-4
I
Introduction to energy production and usage, and environmental impact. Topics include: fossil fuel, electrical energy, nuclear power, solar power, wind energy, hydrogen power. Lectures, demonstrations, and optional laboratory. Prereq: high school algebra. Meets General Education Laboratory requirement when elected for four credits.
PHY 1420 (PS) Atoms and Stars: A Historical Introduction to Astronomy, Physics and the Process of Scientific Discovery
3-4
W
Historical introduction to key concepts in astronomy and physics; scientific process, ideas and methods. Meets General Education laboratory requirement when elected for four credits.
PHY 2130 (PS) General Physics
0-3
T
For general Liberal Arts and Sciences students and for students preparing for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health sciences. Mechanics, thermal physics, wave motions, and optics. Prereq: high school algebra and trigonometry; coreq: PHY 2131. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2131. No credit after PHY 2170.
PHY 2170 (PS) General Physics
0-4
T
For students specializing in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics or engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics. Prereq: MAT 2010; coreq: MAT 2020, PHY 2171. Satisfies General Education laboratory requirement only when taken concurrently with PHY 2171. No credit after PHY 2175.
PHY 2175 (PS) General Physics
0-4
T
For students specializing in engineering. Statics, kinematics, dynamics, energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum, solids and fluids, vibrations and wave motion, thermodynamics. Prereq: MAT 2010; coreq: MAT 2020. Open only to College of Engineering students; others by written consent of instructor. No credit after PHY 2170.
PHY 3100 (PS) The Sounds of Music
0-4
F
For music majors and other students interested in the physical foundations of the production, perception, and reproduction of musical sounds. Makes only limited use of simple mathematics. Includes topics such as wave properties, loudness levels and the human ear, hearing loss, tone quality, frequency and pitch, musical intervals and tuning, room acoustics, the production of sound by various musical instruments, and electronic reproduction of music. Prereq: sophomore standing. Meets General Education Laboratory Requirement.

 

Course Offering Frequency:

B Offered every other year
F Offered Fall Term
I Offered irregularly
S Offered Spring/Summer Term
T Offered every term
W Offered Winter Term
Y Offered at least once every academic year (Fall or Winter, not Spring/Summer