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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCI 114 Survey of Science

Prerequisite: ENG 101 , eligibility for MAT 136  or the equivalent.
4 credits

This course fulfills the IDS requirement. This course explores basic concepts of physics, chemistry and biology, focusing on the interrelatedness of these disciplines through lecture demonstrations, computer simulations, group collaborations and may include field trips. The topics covered include chemistry (atomic structure, elements, periodic table and simple reactions), biology (characteristics of living things, cell cycle, DNA and genetics, ecology and the environment) and physics (energy, heat, temperature and light). The laboratory portion of the course is tied closely to the lecture and will use analytical techniques to explore questions from the perspective of chemists, biologists and physicists.