Natural Sciences (NSCI)

NSCI 1050  SCIENCE AND CRITICAL THINKING (3 credits)

Introduction to the fundamental laws and principles of science and practice using the scientific method in everyday life to distinguish between scientific evidence and pseudoscientific thinking. Students will examine the science underlying popular pseudoscientific subjects such as ghosts, psychics, Bigfoot and other monsters, and space aliens. Offered every fall semester.

Distribution: Natural/Physical Science General Education course

NSCI 2010  NATURAL SCIENCE I (5 credits)

An interdisciplinary course designed for students wishing to explore topics in the natural sciences emphasizing an integrated, problem-solving model. Although general themes will vary from semester to semester, the course will provide both theoretical and laboratory experiences exploring fundamental concepts from biology, chemistry, physics and the earth sciences.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Recommended: MATH 1310 and ENGL 1160.

NSCI 2020  NATURAL SCIENCE II (5 credits)

An interdisciplinary course designed for students wishing to explore topics in the natural sciences emphasizing an integrated, problem-solving model. Although general themes will vary from semester to semester, the course will provide both theoretical and laboratory experiences exploring fundamental concepts from biology, chemistry, physics and the earth sciences.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Recommended: MATH 1310 and ENGL 1160.

NSCI 3930  CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION (1 credit)

Instruction in the basic skills in oral and written communication of scientific results to peer and lay communities. Partially fulfills the third writing requirement for the chemistry major.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Chemistry major, CHEM 2260, NSCI 2500 and ENGL 1160 or permission. Other majors may enroll with instructor permission.

NSCI 3940  WRITING IN CHEMISTRY (2 credits)

Techniques and practices for writing in chemistry. Fulfills 2 credit hours of the third writing course requirement for students with a major in chemistry. (Spring)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENGL 1160, and CHEM 2400 or 2500 with a grade of C- or better.

NSCI 4960  RESEARCH REPORT (1 credit)

A writing course which may be used to partially fulfill the third writing course requirement for chemistry majors.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENGL 1160. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 4960. NSCI 2500 and NSCI 3354 are recommended.