Science (SCI)

SCI 100. Integrated Science. (4 Credits)

studies selected topics from the natural sciences with emphasis on practical implications of an understanding of those topics. Laboratory course. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA

SCI 110. Intro Life & Phys Sci. (4 Credits)

Offered at: CUW

SCI 195. Meteorology. (3 Credits)

provides a physical description of the weather variables (temperature, wind, moisture, pressure, solar radiation, vorticity, etc.) and the relationships that exist among them. This knowledge will be used to explain weather events such as frontal passages, cloud formation, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. This course will also investigate techniques of forecasting future weather events. Cross-listed (Weather & Climate) GEOG 295. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

SCI 215. Atmospheric and Space Science. (4 Credits)

the first half of the course will include a study of the dynamics of the atmosphere including the processes atmospheric motion, global circulation, weather patterns, severe weather and the techniques used in weather forecasting. the second half of the course will include a study of the dynamics of earth's motions relative to the sun, moon and stars as well as an exploration of planets, comets, asteroids and cosmogony. Laboratory Course. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA

SCI 235. Earth Science. (4 Credits)

is an integrated study of the materials & physical features of Earth and the processes that form and shape them. Map skills are also developed. Cross-listed (Physical Geography) GEOG 311. Laboratory course. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

SCI 246. Oceanography. (4 Credits)

is a study of the chemical, geologic, physical, and biological features of Earth’s oceans. Topics covered include the history of oceanography, chemistry and physical properties of sea water, waves, global currents & seas, and submarine morphology. Cross-listed (The World’s Oceans) GEOG 246. Laboratory course. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

SCI 250. Nature of Science. (3 Credits)

explores the history of and key developments in the major fields of science. the history of the development of the scientific method itself and how it has been applied to answer questions about the natural world will be reviewed as well. current scientific issues will be explored through readings and discussion with emphasis on their impact on society and the limitations of scientific investigation. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SCI 275. Cosmogony. (3 Credits)

is the study of origins. Questions regarding the origin of the physical universe and life (including human beings) will be explored and possible answers will be offered. The two possible cosmogonic models, Evolution and Creation, will be treated in-depth from a scientific perspective. The nature of science and the differences between operational science and origin science will also be investigated. The primary emphasis of this course concerns scientific evidences for origins; however, philosophical and theological evidences will also be discussed. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Any college-level physical or biological science course.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW