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Science and Technology

An understanding of the methods, values, and impact of scientific and technological issues is crucial in developing an awareness of the forces that affect life in contemporary society. The Science and Technology requirement is designed to address these concerns.

Transfer of Core Science Courses

The following policy for the transfer of Core science courses has been in effect since May 1995. It is retroactive and applies to all students with transfer credit for science/technology courses.

It is preferable that students, especially from local community colleges with which we have transfer equivalency articulation agreements, take science and technology courses equivalent to Temple courses and in sequences equivalent to Temple Core sequences. Students who transfer in a science/technology course or courses not equivalent to Temple Core courses, or not consistent with Temple Core sequences, have satisfied the Core Science/Technology requirement if they have credit for two courses (at least 6 credits) in the natural sciences, at least one of which has a laboratory or demonstration component.

This policy applies only to courses brought into Temple in transfer, or to combinations of courses in which at least one course was brought in by transfer, not to two courses taken here. This policy applies only to the Core Science and Technology requirement, not to departmental, collegial, or other curricular requirements. An unusual sequence of transfer courses may be accepted with the approval of the student's adviser and the Director of Core and Transfer.

Requirement: One FIRST LEVEL (SA) COURSE and one SECOND LEVEL (SB) COURSE chosen from the approved lists below.

NOTE: (1) Students should not take an SB course unless an appropriate prerequisite SA course has been completed with a grade of C- or higher. (2) First level (SA) courses below are numbered (1) through (20). Following each listed second level (SB) course is a number or set of numbers in parentheses showing which first semester (SA) course(s) will serve as an acceptable prerequisite.

(1) C070 Foundations of Biology 4
(2) C071 Human Biology 4
(3) C083 General Biology I 4
(4) H093 Honors Human Biology I 4

(5) C101 General Botany 4

(6) C051 Study of Matter I 4
(7) C061/C063 Introduction to Chemistry I 3/1
(8) C065 Our Microscopic Universe 4
(9) C071/C073 General Chemistry I 3/1
(10) C081/C083 General Chemistry for Majors I 3/1
(11) C091/C093, H091/H093 Honors General Chemistry I 3/1

(12) C050 Introduction to Geology 4
(13) H090 Honors Introduction to Geology 4

Physical Education
(14) C100 Anatomy and Physiology

(15) C053 Matter and Motion 4
(16) C055 Light, Art, and Nature 4
(17) C065 Our Microscopic Universe 4
(18) C067 Acoustics 3
(19) C081 Introductory Engineering Physics I 4
(20) C083 College Physics I 4
(21) C085 Introduction to General Physics I 4
(22) C087 Elementary Classical Physics I 4
(23) H091 Honors Matter and Motion 4
(24) H092 Honors Light, Art and Nature 4

SECOND LEVEL (SB) COURSES, credits with the appropriate prerequisites in parentheses
American Studies
H193 Technology in American Culture 4 (1- 23)

C055 Biological Anthropology 4 (1-4)

C072 Ecosystems and Man 4 (1-3)
C073 Applications of Biology 3 (1-2)
C074 Plants, Food, and World Hunger 3 (1-3)
C075 Heredity and Man 4 (1-2)
C080 Human Development 4 (1-3)
C084 General Biology II 4 (1-3)
C085 Marine Biology 4 (1-3)
H094 Honors Human Biology II 4 (4)

C203 Plant Physiology 4 (5)

C052 Study of Matter II 4 (6)
C062/C064 Introduction to Chemistry II 3/1 (7)
C072/C074 General Chemistry II 3/1 (9)
C082/C084 General Chemistry for Majors II 3/1 (10)
H092/H094 Honors General Chemistry II 3/1 (11)

Computer and Information Sciences
C055 Computers and Applications 4 (1-23)
C059 FORTRAN for Science and Technology 4 (1-23)

Electrical Engineering
C020 Evolution of Modern Electronic Systems 3 (1-23)
C035 Introduction to Microcomputing 3 (1-23)
C050 Science and Technology: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 3 (1-23)
C054 Technology and You 3 (1-23)

Environmental Technology
C010 Introduction to the Environment 3 (1-23)

Geography and Urban Studies
C052 Introduction to the Physical Environment 4 (12)
H092 Honors Introduction to the Physical Environment 4 (13)

C051 Catastrophic Geology 4 (12)
C057 Evolution 4 (12)
C062 Oceanography 4 (12)
C077 Perspective on Energy 4 (12)
C081 Environmental Resources 4 (12)

C236 Soils: Natures, Properties, and Management 3 (5)

Music Studies
C315 Computers in Musical Applications 3 (15, 18 or 23)

C077 Science in Context 3 (1-23)
H097 Honors Science in Context 3 (1-23)

Physical Education
C101 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 (14)

C054 Waves and Modern Physics 4 (15 or 18)
C056/X056 Introduction to Astronomy 4 (15, 16 or 18)
C082 Introductory Engineering Physics II 4 (19)
C084 College Physics II 4 (20)
C086 Introduction to General Physics II 4 (21)
C088 Elementary Classical Physics II 4 (22)
H096 Honors Introduction to Astronomy 4 (15, 16 or 23)