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Science & Technology (GS)

Requirement: Two 3-credit hour courses.

GenEd Science & Technology courses present scientific process in context, helping students understand how scientific phenomena and/or technological change affects human life and the planet.

Science & Technology courses are intended to teach students how to:

    • Understand and describe the scientific process;
    • Understand the sequential nature of science and technology;
    • Recognize, use and appreciate scientific or technological thinking for solving problems that are part of everyday life;
    • Understand and communicate how technology encourages the process of discovery in science and related disciplines; and
    • Retrieve, organize, and analyze data associated with a scientific or technological model.

 

Science & Technology Courses

Below, you will find the current list of GenEd courses in this area.

Please be advised that GenEd offerings vary from semester to semester and that all GenEd courses will not be offered every semester. For the most current list of GenEd offerings, please consult the Class Schedule.

In addition, a single GenEd course may be offered by more than one department. GenEd courses offered by more than one department will have the same course number and the same course title.
A student may not take the same course from multiple departments and earn credit toward graduation. However, if a student wishes to replace her/his grade in a GenEd course, s/he may replace the grade with any course bearing the same course number and the same course title regardless of department.

  • Brain Matters
  • Chemistry of Wine
  • Cyberspace & Society
  • Digital World 2020
  • Disasters: Geology vs. Hollywood
  • DNA: Friend or Foe
  • Evolution & Extinctions
  • Geology of the National Parks
  • Green vs. Gray: Improving and Sustaining Urban Ecosystems
  • How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life
  • Nature Has No Reverse
  • Powering the Future
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Environments
  • Technology Transformations
  • The Bionic Human
  • The Environment
  • The Science of Sound
  • The Universe As We Know It
  • Honors Bionic Human
  • Honors Cyberspace & Society
  • Honors DNA: Friend or Foe
  • Honors Geology of the National Parks
  • Honors Powering the Future
  • Honors: The Environment

Waiver: Students considering undergraduate degrees with scientific, engineering or technical components may satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement through alternative coursework identified below.

A student will be waived from the GenEd Science & Technology requirement upon completion of any of the following two course sequences:

  • Botany 1111 - Horticulture 2114
  • Biology 1011 - Biology 1012
  • Biology 1111 - Biology 2112 
  • Biology 1911 - Biology 2912 (honors)
  • Chemistry 1021/1023 - Chemistry 1022/1024 
  • Chemistry 1031/1033 - Chemistry 1032/1034
  • Chemistry 1041/1043 - Chemistry 1042/1044
  • Chemistry 1951/1953 - Chemistry 1952/1954 (honors)
  • EES 1001 - EES 2011
  • EES 1001 - EES 2015 
  • EES 1001 - EES 2021
  • EES 1001 - EES 2022
  • EES 1001 - EES 2061
  • EES 2001 - EES 2011 
  • EES 2001 - EES 2015 
  • EES 2001 - EES 2021 
  • EES 2001 - EES 2022 
  • EES 2001 - EES 2061
  • Kinesiology 1223 - Kinesiology 1224
  • Physics 1001 - Physics 1004   
  • Physics 1021 - Physics 1022   
  • Physics 1061 - Physics 1062 
  • Physics 2021 - Physics 2022
  • Physics 2921 - Physics 2922
  • Physics 0121 - Physics 0122

Students who change their course of study prior to completing the second course of any of the specified two-course sequence, may complete their GenEd Science & Technology requirement in two ways:

  • One GenEd GS course and one course from either List I or List II
  • One course from List I and one course from List II

List I
Botany 1111
Biology 1011 
Biology 1111
Biology 1911 (honors) 
Chemistry 1021/1023
Chemistry 1031/1033
Chemistry 1041/1043
Chemistry 1951/1953 (honors) 
EES 1001
EES 2001 
Kinesiology 1223
Physics 1001 
Physics 1021 
Physics 1061 
Physics 2021 
Physics 2921 (honors)

List II
Horticulture 2114
Biology 1012
Biology 2112
Biology 2912 (honors)
Chemistry 1022/1024
Chemistry 1032/1034
Chemistry 1042/1044
Chemistry 1952/1954 (honors)
EES 2011
EES 2015
EES 2021
EES 2022
EES 2061
Kinesiology 1224
Physics 1004
Physics 1022 
Physics 1062
Physics 2022
Physics 2922 (honors)

Consult an academic advisor for more information.

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