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ASTR 1105. Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System (3-0-3) History of astronomy, structure of the solar system, formation of the sun and planetary bodies, moons, comets, asteroids, and meteors. (Course fee required.)

ASTR 1305. Descriptive Astronomy Lab (0-2-1) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ASTR 1105 or ASTR 1106. Laboratory exercises in astronomy and instruction on the use of telescopes and observational techniques. Activities will include the investigation of the physical nature of astronomical objects and the observation and measurement of the moon, planets, and stars. (Course fee required.)

BIOL 1225K. Contemporary Issues in Biology with Lab (3-2-4) An examination of two or three current topics in biology. Topics will include at least one medically-related and one environmentally-related issue and may draw from the fields of cell biology, physiology, systematics, and ecology. Includes a laboratory experience; laboratory work or field trips may necessitate attendance at times other than those scheduled. Course may be repeated for credit with a different title. (Course fee required.)

BIOL 2221K. Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (3-2-4) Prerequisites: CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L or CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L with a grade of "C" or better. Survey of general biological principles, including some biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics, and providing a detailed study of human integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.(Course fee required. Course may not be used to satisfy Area D of the core curriculum.)

ENVS 1105. Environmental Studies (3-0-3) An examination of the scientific components of environmental studies, including the interactions of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Primary focus will be on issues related to scientific principles and concepts, human population, global environmental problems (biodiversity and warming), air and water pollution, natural resources and resource management, and the historical, social and political issues related to the environment. (Course fee required.)

GEOL 2225. The Fossil Record (3-2-4) A survey of the history of life known from the fossil record. Includes principles of paleontology, evolutionary theory, and mass extinction. Field trips other than class time will be scheduled. (Course fee required.)

PHYS 1125. Physics of Color and Sound (3-0-3) A basic physics course intended primarily for non-science majors with little mathematics background. Topics will include properties of waves, sound and light, and the principles and applications of acoustics and optics. (Course fee required.)