Courses


ISB 200 History of Life

Semester: Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits: Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite: ((MTH 103 or concurrently) or (MTH 110 or concurrently) or (MTH 116 or concurrently) or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description: Life from its origin to the dawn of human history. Living things as both the products of evolutionary processes and as a major force driving evolution and altering the environment of planet earth.

Credits: Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

ISB 201 Insects, Globalization, and Sustainability

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or concurrently) or (MTH 110 or concurrently) or (MTH 116 or concurrently) or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :The relationship between insects, human society, and the environment with an emphasis on ecological and evolutionary processes. Critical evaluation of current regional and global environmental problems and how they are effecting the development of a sustainable society.

ISB 201L Insects, Globalization, and Sustainability Laboratory

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite :ISB 201 or concurrently

Description :Problem-based learning activities involved with observing, hypothesizing, experimenting, and analysis of data related to environmental science.

ISB 204 Applications of Biomedical Sciences

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or concurrently) or (MTH 110 or concurrently) or (MTH 116 or concurrently) or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :Historical and recent development of knowledge about cellular developmental or genetic processes. Critical evaluation of the use and misuse of scientific discoveries in these areas.

ISB 208L Applications in Biological Science Laboratory

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite :(ISB 202 or concurrently) or (ISB 204 or concurrently)

Description :Problem solving activities based on observation and interpretation of selected biological systems.

Semester Alias: :ISB 202L, ISB 204L

ISP 203B Understanding Earth: Natural Hazards and the Environment

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :Science as a way of knowing about natural hazards, as well as natural and anthropogenic environmental change. Implications for societies.

ISP 203L Geology of the Human Environment Laboratory

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite :(ISP 203A or concurrently) or (ISP 203B or concurrently)

Description :Exercises in the scientific method applied to earth materials and their impact on society.

ISP 205 Visions of the Universe

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :Role of observation, theory, philosophy, and technology in the development of the modern conception of the universe. The Copernican Revolution. Birth and death of stars. Spaceship Earth. Cosmology and time.

ISP 205L Visions of the Universe Laboratory :

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite :ISP 205 or concurrently

Description :Observations of the sky, laboratory experiments, and computer simulations exploring the development of the modern conception of the universe.

ISP 207 World of Chemistry

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :The language, concepts, models and techniques of chemical science, including atomic theory; nuclear energy; acids; chemicals in air, water, food and biological systems.

ISP 207L World of Chemistry Laboratory

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite :ISP 207 or concurrently

Description :Chemical combinations and reactivity with respect to such materials as acids, bases, dyes, foods, and detergents

ISP 209 The Mystery of the Physical World

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or STT 201)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :Laws of physics through demonstrations and analyses of every day phenomena. Optics, mechanical systems and electromagnetic phenomena.

ISP 209L The Mystery of the Physical World Laboratory

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite :ISP 209 or concurrently

Description :Physical phenomena: optics, mechanical systems and electromagnetics.

ISP 213H Navigating the Universe

Semester :Spring of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Recommended Background :High school physics, high school algebra, and high school trigonometry

Description :Philosophical and biographical history of physics. Comparing physics of fields, relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particle physics, and cosmology to art as an alternate way of understanding and representing the world.

Interdepartmental With: :Physics

Administered by: :Integrative Studies in Physical Science

ISP 215 The Science of Sound

Semester :Fall and Spring of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or STT 201)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :The science of speech, communication, musical instruments, room acoustics, and analogue and digital audio. Integrating the physical, physiological, and psychological principles involved.

ISP 217 Water and the Environment

Semester :Fall and Spring of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :Application of the scientific method to identification and solution of environmental problems related to water.

ISP 217L Water and the Environment Lab

Semester :Fall and Spring of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2

Prerequisite :ISP 217 or concurrently

Description :Application of the scientific method to identification and solution of environmental problems related to water.

ISP 220 Quarks, Space, time, and the Big Bang

Semester :Spring of odd years

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :Elementary particle physics and the Big Bang for non-scientists. A survey of particles and forces in the early universe as it is recreated at high energy particle colliders in laboratories around the world.

ISP 221 Earth Environment and Energy

Semester :Fall, Spring, and Summer of every year

Credits :Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

Prerequisite :((MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or (LB 118 or concurrently) or (MTH 112 or concurrently) or (MTH 124 or concurrently) or (MTH 132 or concurrently) or (MTH 201 or concurrently) or (STT 200 or concurrently) or (STT 201 or concurrently)) or designated score on Mathematics Placement test

Description :Flow of energy into, through, and out of, the earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Energy, entropy, and life processes. Global warming, greenhouse effect, and contemporary issues.