May 28, 2024  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ID 102 Science in Civilization II

In this course, students learn and apply basic concepts of astronomy, geology and biology. The interrelationships among the fields of science are stressed, and concepts are reinforced throughout the semester. Basic problem-solving skills are emphasized in both lecture and the required laboratory component. The goal of the course is to produce scientifically literate students who are able to make informed decisions in an increasingly technologically oriented world. This is a one-semester, stand-alone course for non-science majors, including those who are preparing for the teaching profession. Topics covered include astronomy, the origin and evolution of life, the nature of living things, geology, weather, aquatic systems, human biology and genetics.

Three class hours and three laboratory hours weekly.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement inventory or successful completion of MA 100  is required. ID 101  is not a prerequisite for this class.