Natural Sciences - NATS


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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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. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry. Natural World - With Lab course.

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. Credit is not given for NATS 102 if the student has credit for CHEM 100. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry. Natural World - With Lab course.

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. Credit is not given for NATS 103 if the student has credit for BIOS 100. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry. Natural World - With Lab course.

104 Project-Based Seminar in Natural Science
1 hours. Students select and design a multi-disciplinary investigation that results in the presentation and exhibition of the project. 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.

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. 4 hours. Natural World - With Lab course.

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. 4 hours. Natural World - With Lab course.

574 Advanced Study of Science Taught in Standard-Based Middle-Grade Science Curricula
3 hours. The advanced study of concepts underlying standards-based instruction in the natural sciences (chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology) in grades 5-8 is explored in a pedagogical context. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.