Science (SCI*)

(Also see Course Listings under Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Health, Physical Science, and Physics)

$$ Laboratory Course Fee: Many science lab courses require a separate fee added at the time of registration in order to cover the cost of supplies and materials used by students.

SCI*103, Recent Discoveries in Science I (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competency: Scientific Knowledge & Understanding

This course teaches science by studying recent developments and progress in the discipline.  Course content will be topical and dependent upon both current scientific issues and the areas of interest of course participants.  Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG*101 (Updated Fall 2017)

SCI*114, Survey of Science (4 credits/6 contact hrs.)
$$ Laboratory Course Fee
Gen Ed Competencies: Scientific Knowledge & UnderstandingScientific Reasoning
This course is designed for non-science majors. It surveys content in the fields of biology, physics, and chemistry with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of these Sciences and how they relate to everyday life. Topics include heat, refraction, energy, the scientific method, acids and bases, electrolytes, microscopy, and cellular structure. Laboratory experiments will both integrate and reinforce material discussed in lecture, as well as foster collaboration and teamwork among students. Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG*101E or ENG*101, and eligible for MAT*137E or MAT*137 or higher.

CJS*285/SCI*285, Forensic Science with Laboratory 
(4 credits/6 contact hrs.) 
A study of how the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Physics meld to form the field of Forensic Science.

The course will focus on developing the scientific vocabulary necessary for investigators to communicate with scientists.  This course is meant to assist students who are pursuing a career in criminal justice.  Emphasis of the course is placed on scientific analysis of data rather than detective work.  Students will learn to appreciate how the major fields of science are utilized in solving crimes.  The laboratory component will provide hands-on opportunities to integrate scientific methodology as it relates to criminal justice and the limitations of scientific testing.
Prerequisite: ENG*101-ALP, ENG*101E, or ENG*101 with a grade of “C-” or better AND eligible for MAT*137 or MAT*137E.

This course replaces CJS*225 Forensic Science.  Students cannot get academic credit for taking both CJS*225 and CJS*285/SCI*285.
$$ Laboratory Course Fee
Gen Ed Competencies: Scientific Knowledge & Understanding, Scientific Reasoning