Natural Sciences (NATS)

Courses

NATS 101. Physical World. 4 hours.

A multi-disciplinary course that relates biological and chemical systems to the physical sciences. The epistemology, history, and philosophy of science; exploring the phenomena of sound and light; the physical earth; earth's place in the universe. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion. Natural World - With Lab course.

NATS 102. Chemical World. 4 hours.

A multi-disciplinary course that relates biological and physical systems to chemistry. The sociology of science; chemical composition and change; the chemistry of life; chemistry and society. Course Information: Credit is not given for NATS 102 if the student has credit for CHEM 100. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion. Natural World - With Lab course.

NATS 103. Biological World. 4 hours.

A multi-disciplinary course that relates physical and chemical systems to biology. Systems and the movement of matter, energy, and information; cells and organisms; unity within diversity of life; genetics; evolution. Course Information: Credit is not given for NATS 103 if the student has credit for BIOS 100. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion. Natural World - With Lab course.

NATS 104. Project-Based Seminar in Natural Science. 1 hour.

Students select and design a multi-disciplinary investigation that results in the presentation and exhibition of the project. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Student must have passed at least two of the following: NATS 101, NATS 102, NATS 103 or the equivalent and must be concurrently registered in NATS 101 or NATS 102 or NATS 103.

NATS 105. Physical Systems in Earth and Space Science. 4 hours.

A multidisciplinary course that uses physics to understand earth, space, and environmental science phenomena and ideas related to sensing the universe, movements on the earth and in the solar system, and past and future of the earth and universe. Course Information: 4 hours. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory. Natural World - With Lab course.

NATS 106. Chemical and Biological Systems. 4 hours.

A multidisciplinary course that uses biological and chemical concepts to understand the organization of the physical world, processes and energy exchanges at the atomic and molecular levels, and interactions of organisms and the environment. Course Information: 4 hours. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory. Natural World - With Lab course.

NATS 200. Tutoring in the Science Learning Center. 1 hour.

Study, analysis, and implementation of best practices in tutoring and peer-leadership. Effective facilitation of student group discussions and communication in STEM disciplines. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Students meet once per week. Volunteers schedule 2-3 hours per week to tutor; peer-leaders schedule 4-6 hours per week to tutor. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.