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Principles of biological organization, from molecules through cells and organisms to populations. Emphasis on processes common to all organisms, with special reference to human beings. This course will not count toward a biology degree. (Lab fee required.)
Lecture and laboratory. Fundamental principles of biology for students considering a biology major or students with high school science background. Principles of evolution, animal morphology, physiology and diversity, and ecology. (Lab fee required.)
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Introduction to chemistry. Usually taken concurrently with C121. Lectures and discussion. The two sequences, C101-C121 and C102-C122, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on the basis of C101-C121 and C102-C122 is granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken by students who have
Introduction to chemistry. Usually taken concurrently with C 121. Lectures and discussion. The two sequences, C101-C121 and C102-C122, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on the basis of C 101-C 121 and C102-C122 is granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken by students who have deficiencies in chemistry background in preparation for C105 without credit toward graduation. Credit given for only one of the following chemistry courses: C101, C104, C105.
Continuation of C101. Usually taken concurrently with C122. The chemistry of organic compounds and their reactions, followed by an extensive introduction to biochemistry. Lectures and discussion. Credit not given for both C102 and C341.
An integrated survey of modern applications and relationships of physical sciences to society developed from the basic concepts of motion, structure of matter, energy, reactions and the environment, and leading to considerations of specific problem areas such as pollution, drugs, energy alternatives, consumer products, and transportation. May be taken by
Should be taken concurrently with C125. Basic principles, including stoichiometry, equilibrium, atomic and molecular structures. Lectures and discussion. Credit given for only one of these chemistry courses: C101, C104, C105.
Should be taken concurrently with C126. Chemical equilibria, structures, and properties of inorganic compounds. Lectures and discussion.
An introduction to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Credit not given for both C121 and C125. (Lab fee required.)
Continuation of C121. Emphasis on organic and biochemical experimental techniques. Credit not given for both C122 and C343. (Lab fee required.)
An introduction to laboratory experimentation, with particular emphasis on the molecular interpretation of the results. Credit not given for both C125 and C121. (Lab fee required.)
A continuation of C125, with emphasis on synthesis and analysis of compounds. (Lab fee required.)
Broad study of the earth. The earth in the solar system, earth's atmosphere. Formation and modification of earth materials, landforms, continents, and oceans throughout geologic time. Geological records in selected areas. Lectures, laboratory, field trips. Credit given for only one of the following geology courses: G100, G103, or G110. (Lab fee required.)
A survey of the characteristics and evolution of dinosaurs. Topics include: the occurrence of dinosaur remains in the fossil record, basic anatomy, principles used in classification, types of predatory and plant-eating dinosaurs, environments occupied during life, behavior, extinction theories, dinosaurs in the media and the public eye. (Credit not given for both GEOL
Ideas, language methods, impact, and cultural aspects of physics today. Four lectures and one two-hour laboratory period each week. Includes classical physics up to physical bases of radar, atomic-energy applications, etc. Beginning high school algebra used. Cannot be substituted for physics courses explicitly designated in specified curricula. Credit is not
Provides the physical basis for understanding interaction of technology and society, and for the solution of problems, such as energy use and the direction of technological change. Normally taught as a First Year Experience course (open only to students in their first year at IUS).
Noncalculus presentation of Newtonian mechanics, wave motion, heat, thermodynamics, and properties of matter. Application of physical principles to related scientific disciplines, including engineering and life sciences. Four hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory work per week. (Lab fee required.)
Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and waves, heat and thermodynamics, and introduction to concepts of relativity. For physical science and engineering students. Four hours of lecture and two and one-half hours of laboratory per week. (Lab fee required.)
Survey of the various groups of plants, including their structure, behavior, life histories, classification, and economic importance. (Lab fee required.)