The first semester of a two-semester course consisting of integrated modules covering the areas of matter/energy, molecules, living systems, and environment. These modules will cover major concepts in the physical and biological sciences, emphasizing their application to real-world problems. Concepts covered will include the interactions of matter and energy, laws of motion, atomic structure of matter, structure and properties of molecules, principles of genetics, structure and function of living organisms, evolution, and interactions of organisms with each other and their environment. Includes practical experience in the application of the scientific method through laboratory activities.
Four hours per week of lecture/discussion/laboratory. A field trip outside of regular course hours may be required. Enrollment restricted to students who have completed the Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) requirement.
Students are required to
purchase a labkit from a vendor on-line 10 days prior to the
start of the summer session to ensure that the lab kit arrives on the first day
of the course. Cost of labkit is ~ $100 +shipping. Details
instruction regarding the ordering will be sent to registered students.