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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;
  • Recognize, use and appreciate scientific or technological thinking for solving everyday problems;
  • 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 TU Courses.

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
  • Disasters: Geology vs. Hollywood
  • DNA: Friend or Foe
  • Evolution and Extinctions
  • Gender Issues in Science & Technology
  • Honors: Cyberspace & Society
  • Honors DNA: Friend or Foe
  • Honors: The Environment
  • How Things Work
  • Nature Has No Reverse
  • Powering the Future
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Environments
  • Technology Transformations
  • The Bionic Human
  • The Environment
  • The Science of Sound
  • Universe as We Know It


Waiver: Students considering undergraduate degrees with scientific, engineering or technical components may satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement  through alternative coursework. Consult an academic advisor for details.

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