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Natural Science

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 64/65 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

In the Natural Sciences, you will develop careful skills of observation and analysis, whether in laboratory situations or in research or in business. You will hone problem-solving skills that will be applicable throughout your career.

As a Natural Science graduate, you are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a major such as chemistry, physics, or math.

 

Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Use mathematically sophisticated models to make predictions concerning the natural world.
  2. Demonstrate technical precision through writing and reporting.
  3. Demonstrate mathematical reasoning through application problems and analytical techniques.
  4. Read and interpret text from scientific journals.

 

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16/17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
MATH 126
Statistics
4.00
This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: "C" or better in PREP021, appropriate placement score or high school records. 4-0-4
 
OR
 
 
TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits
 
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders. 3-0-3
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
 
TAOC Category Five (HIST) - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Four - 4 credits
 

Second Semester- 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department.
PSYC 106
Human Growth and Development
3.00
This course is a survey of human development from conception to senescence. Attention will be given to the physical, motor, emotional, personality, and social growth of the individual in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senescence. 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Three - 4 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Four - 4 credits
 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
COMM 201
Public Speaking
3.00
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Three or Four - 4 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Four - 4 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Six - 3 credits
 

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
SOCI 101
Principles of Sociology
3.00
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism, the process of socialization, social institutions, such as family, marriage and religion, as well as an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Three or Four - 4 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Four - 4 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Six - 3 credits