Science (SCI)

SCI 102. Earth Sciences.3 Credits.

This course provides an introduction to the methods of science. Students study chemical principles as related to environmental concerns, weather, geology and astronomy. Must be taken in conjunction with SCI 102L. This course is designed for nonscience majors.

Corequisites: Take SCI 102L.
Offered: Every year, All

SCI 102L. Earth Sciences Lab.1 Credit.

Lab must be taken with SCI 102. (2 lab hrs.)

Corequisites: Take SCI 102.
Offered: Every year, All

SCI 161. Nutrition: An Investigative Experience.3 Credits.

This course embodies investigative experiences within the lecture. Students study the fundamental chemistry and nutritional role of food components including carbohydrates, fats and proteins, as well as the importance of vitamins and minerals in the diet. Students learn about recent developments in nutrition and how nutrition research is conducted. Students have an opportunity to apply these concepts to analyze and improve their own diets.

Offered: Every year, All

SCI 202. Environmental Science.4 Credits.

Students investigate the Earth's environmental systems and the impact of human activity (ecological footprint) on the planet through the study of renewable and nonrenewable resources, toxic substances in the soil, water and the atmosphere, the impact of pollution on the hydrological cycle, ozone depletion, ground water contamination, and the causes of global climate change. Students examine efforts being made to protect the Earth's environment and to promote sustainable strategies to solve the problems of economic, political and social policies, which impact all of Earth's resources. Enrollment in this course is restricted to students in online BS degree completion programs. This course is offered online only.

Offered: Every year, Fall