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Catalog

Natural Sciences

NSC1001 Science and Technology in Developing Countries (CDiv) (3)
Three hours lecture, discussion. Through the lens of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), this course explores five aspects of life in developing countries: education, individual and community life, water, health, and the environment. Examination of the impact of science and technology from a “bottom-up” approach is emphasized, focusing on the efforts of individuals and local organizations to use technologies in ways that make a significant improvement in the lives of the local people.

NSC1003 Revolutionary Women and Minorities in Science (CDiv) (3)
Three hours lecture, discussion.  How long have women and minorities been active in science?  This course explores the disparity between the contributions of women and minorities in science and engineering throughout history and their under-representation in these fields. We will study the contributions of many notable scientists, including Marie Curie, Gerty Cory, St. Elmo Brady, Marie Daly, Alejandro Zaffaroni, and Luis Frederico Lelois and examine the gender, class, and racial prejudices they experienced.

NSC1012 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite
: Math Placement Level 1
Three hours lecture. Studies the major nutrients and their functions. Includes digestion, metabolism, disorders, food fads, obesity, and proper diet for health. Fulfills General Education Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.

NSC1018 Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries (CDiv) (3)
Prerequisite:
Math Placement Level 1
Three hours lecture, discussion. Studies nutrition and health issues in developing countries, including a critical look at causes and solutions to world hunger. Introduces the major nutrients and proper diet for health. Not recommended for students who have taken NSC1012.

NSC2001 Science and Technology in Developing Countries (CDiv) (3)
Three hours lecture, discussion. Through the lens of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), this course explores five aspects of life in developing countries: education, individual and community life, water, health, and the environment. Examination of the impact of science and technology from a “bottom-up” approach is emphasized, focusing on the efforts of individuals and local organizations to use technologies in ways that make a significant improvement in the lives of the local people. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit.

NSC2003 Revolutionary Women and Minorities in Science (CDiv) (3) 
Three hours lecture, discussion. How long have women and minorities been active in science?  This course explores the disparity between the contributions of women and minorities in science and engineering throughout history and their under-representation in these fields. We will study the contributions of many notable scientists, including Marie Curie, Gerty Cory, St. Elmo Brady, Marie Daly, Alejandro Zaffaroni, and Luis Frederico Lelois and examine the gender, class, and racial prejudices they experienced. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit.

NSC2007 Development of Scientific Thinking (3)
Lecture, discussion. Explores the nature of scientific thinking processes in the context of child development. Studies the roles of direct experience, technology, and conceptual changes in scientific learning with reference to values and ethical principles.

NSC2012 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite:
Math Placement Level 1
Three hours lecture. Studies the major nutrients and their functions. Includes digestion, metabolism, disorders, food fads, obesity, and proper diet for health. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit. Fulfills General Education Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.

NSC2018 Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries (CDiv) (3)
Prerequisite:
Math Placement Level 1
Three hours lecture, discussion. Studies nutrition and health issues in developing countries, including a critical look at causes and solutions to world hunger. Introduces the major nutrients and proper diet for health. Not recommended for students who have taken NSC1012. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit.

NSC2432 Writing for the Sciences (3)
Prerequisite:
ENG1030
This advanced writing course is designed for students in the natural and social sciences. Students will practice and develop mastery of the conventions, formats, structures, and precise language essential for effective writing in the sciences. This course emphasizes writing as a process, using peer review, and multiple revisions as keys to developing writing skills. This course satisfies the General Education Upper-Division Writing requirement.

NSC2880 Environmental Justice Capstone (4)
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory/fieldwork. Taken by juniors and seniors, this capstone course helps students integrate and build on prior learning experiences in the Environmental Justice minor. It incorporates community-based learning, laboratory/fieldwork, and GIS.