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Course Offerings

ASTR 101: Astronomy

UW credits: 5

This course is an introduction to the universe, with an emphasis on conceptual rather than mathematical comprehension. Topics include the modern theories of the universe, evolution of galaxies, quasars, stars, black holes, planets and solar systems.

ASTR 150: The Planets

UW credits: 5

This course serves as a survey of the planets of the solar system, with an emphasis on recent space exploration of the planets and on the comparative evolution of the Earth and the other planets.

ATM S 111: Global Warming: Understanding the Issues

UW credits: 5

As a broad overview of the science of global warming, this course focuses on causes, evidence, future projections, societal and environmental impacts and potential solutions. It introduces the debate on global warming with a focus on scientific issues.

BIOL 100: Introductory Biology: Addiction and the Brain

UW credits: 5

This course explores the effects of a range of mood-altering drugs to teach students about brain structures, brain chemicals and genetic differences in people's response to drugs.

BIOL 118: Survey of Physiology

UW credits: 5

This course is a survey of human physiology.

BIOL 119: Elementary Physiology Laboratory

UW credits: 1

This course is the lab component of BIOL 118: Survey of Human Physiology.

Prerequisite: BIOL 118, which may be taken concurrently

CHEM 110: Preparation for General Chemistry

UW credits: 3 (no lab) or 5 (with lab)

This course is an introduction to general chemistry, with an emphasis on developing problem solving skills. It covers basic concepts of chemistry, along with the mathematics required for quantitative problem-solving.

ESRM 101: Forests and Society

UW credits: 5

This survey course covers forest ecosystems of the world, the history of forestry and forest conservation, how forest ecosystems function, wildlife in forests, environmental issues in forestry, forest management, economics and products, and new approaches to forest management.

ESRM 150: Wildlife in the Modern World

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on major wildlife conservation issues in North America, with treatment of some global issues. Examples of topics include the conservation of large predators, effects of toxic chemicals on wildlife, old-growth wildlife, conservation of marine wildlife, and recovery of the bald eagle and gray wolf.

Sponsoring Departments

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