Science Curriculum

This course is an introduction to physical geography as a spatial study which investigates the “human/environment” interaction process incorporating the elements of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Global environmental issues will also be reviewed.

This laboratory is designed to accompany GEOG R101. It introduces the global physical world, its dynamics and spatial relationships. This lab features observation, measurement and analysis of basic principles and concepts pertaining to Earth’s physical systems, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere.

This is an introductory course in chemistry stressing basic principles of atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, states of matter, as well as quantitative techniques involved in elementary chemical calculations; there is some discussion of nuclear, organic, and biochemistry. The course serves as an introduction to lab techniques with experiments illustrating principles covered in lecture.

This course is an introduction to the science of life, cell biology, metabolism,
diet, genetics, evolution and ecology and will include current issues and
news on these topics.

This is a laboratory course designed to be taken in conjunction with BIOL
R101 as an introduction to biology laboratory practices for non-majors as
well as those considering majoring in Biology. The laboratory exercises
cover the scientific method, basic biochemistry, microscopy, cellular
organization, cellular energy transformation, cellular reproduction, genetics,
and evolution.