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Natural Science Core Courses

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Two courses in Natural Science

Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics

Rationale for Natural Science in The Core Curriculum

BI 001 - Biology Core Equivalent [Transfer Admissions]
BI 100 - Survey of Biology I
BI 101 - Survey of Biology II
BI 130 - Anatomy and Physiology I (Nursing only)
BI 131 - Anatomy and Physiology Lab I (Nursing only) (fall)
BI 132 - Anatomy and Physiology II (Nursing only) (new course) (spring)
BI 133 - Anatomy and Physiology Lab II (Nursing only) (spring)
BI 142 - The Genetic Century (non-majors)
BI 143 - Immune Defenses: Friend or Foe? (non-majors)
BI 145 - Ecology of a Dynamic Planet (non-majors) (new course)
BI 146 - Brain Science: The New Frontier (non-majors) (new course)
BI 147 - Biodiversity Connections (non-majors) (new course)
BI 148 - Epidemics, Disease and Humanity
BI 200 - Molecules and Cells (formerly Introductory Biology I) (majors, but also taken
    by non-majors)
BI 201 - Ecology and Evolution
BI 220 - Micro-Biology I (Nursing only)
BI 221 - Micro-Biology II (Nursing only)

CH 001 - Chemistry Core Equivalent [Transfer Admissions]
CH 102 [FA 130] - Intersection of Science and Painting
CH 105 - Chemistry and Society I
CH 106 - Chemistry and Society II
CH 107 - Frontiers in Life Sciences
CH 109 - General Chemistry I
CH 110 - General Chemistry II
CH 117 - Principles of Modern Chemistry Chemistry I (department permission required)
CH 118 - Principles of Modern Chemistry II (department permission required)
CH 161 - Life Science Chemistry (Nursing only)
CH 163 - Life Science Chemistry Lab (Nursing only)

GE 001 - Geology Core Equivalent [Transfer Admissions]
GE 110 - Geology of National Parks
GE 125 - Exploring Earth History
GE 132 - Exploring the Earth I
GE 134 - Exploring the Earth II
GE 146 - Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth
GE 150 - Astronomy
GE 157 - Oceanography
GE 167 - Environmental Geosciences I: Resources and Polution
GE 168 - Environmental Geosciences II: Earth Processes and Risks
GE 170 - Rivers and the Environment
GE 172 - Weather, Climate and the Environment
GE 174 - Climate Change and Society
GE 177 - Cosmos
GE 180 - The Living Earth I: Probing the Depths of Our Restless Planet
GE 182 - The Living Earth II: From Outer Space to Life on Earth
GE 187 - Geoscience and Public Policy
GE 192 - Earth Under Siege
GE 195 - Introduction to Space Weather

PH 001 - Physics Core Equivalent [Transfer Admissions]
PH 004 - Natural Science Core Equivalent
PH 010 - Physics Core Equivalent - AP
PH 115 - Structure of the Universe I
PH 116 - Structure of the Universe II
PH 183 - Foundations of Physics I (optional lab courses PH 203 and PH 204
    [Introductory Physics Labs I and II]. However, for science majors and pre-med
    students,  the labs are required to fulfill their course requirements.)
PH 184 - Foundations of Physics II (Pre-requisite PH 183) (optional lab courses PH
    203 and PH 204 [Introductory Physics Labs I and II]. However, for science
    majors and pre-med  students, the labs are required to fulfill their course
    requirements.)
PH 209 - Introductory Physics I (optional lab courses PH 203 and PH 204
    [Introductory Physics Labs I and II]. However, for science majors and pre-med
    students, the labs are required to fulfill their course requirements.)
PH 210 - Introductory Physics II (Pre-requisite PH 209) (optional lab courses PH
    203 and PH 204 [Introductory Physics Labs I and II]. For science majors and
    pre-med students, the labs are required to fulfill their course requirements.)
PH 211 - Introduction to Physics I (mandatory recitation section PH 213)
    (optional lab courses PH 203 and PH 204 [Introductory Physics Labs I and II].
    For science majors and pre-med students, the labs are required to fulfill their
    course requirements.)
PH 212 - Introduction to Physics II (Pre-requisite PH 211) (mandatory recitation
    section PH 214) (optional lab courses PH 203 and PH 204 [Introductory Physics
    Labs I and II]. For science majors and pre-med students, the labs are required
    to fulfill their course requirements.)

UN 119-22 - New Scientific Visions - Perspectives IV (1-2)

Revised 10/18/2011

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