This course allows students majoring in a non-science field to learn about the process of science, including how science works, its limitations, and how science and society influence each other. Topics are variable but will be problem-based, communication intensive, and engage students with focused topics in science to show how science and society interact. The laboratory uses inquiry-based field or laboratory exercises. This course does not apply to any major or minor in the natural sciences. Students may take this course more than once, as long as the specific topic is different. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

Designed to acquaint students with the earth?s oceans and ocean basins, the course will emphasize an interdisciplinary approach focusing on the following: geologic development of the ocean basins and margins, chemistry of ocean waters, physics of water circulation, ocean/atmospheric interactions, marine biology, and human impact on the oceans. Students are expected to gain a basic knowledge of various ocean environments and ocean dynamics and the interplay of oceans and other earth systems. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week.

Laboratory component of CHM 1020. Emphasis on experimentation from topics in CHM 1020. Three laboratory hours.

Introduction to intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium systems, electrochemistry, gaseous, systems, and advanced thermodynamics. Three lecture hours.

An introduction to the diversity of living organisms with an emphasis on the diagnostic characteristics of major groups of organisms and evolutionary patterns visible throughout these groups. This course meets half of the semesterfor one lecture hour and three laboratory hours.

An introduction to the diversity of living organisms with an emphasis on their interrelationships and the ways in which they have solved problems common to all life forms, past and present. Three lecture hours.

An introduction to the laboratory methods and techniques necessary to understand the fundamental principles of biology. This course meets half of the semester for one lecture hour and three laboratory hours.

An introduction to the biochemical, cellular, genetic, ecological, and evolutionary principles fundamental to all of biology. Three lecture hours.