GEN 101 Natural Science: The Physical Sciences (4 hours)
This topically-oriented course will examine the many facets of scientific investigation. These include the underlying assumptions, limitations, provisional nature and power of the scientific process, as well as the influences of science on other aspects of human activity. Experimentation is the hallmark of scientific investigation. As such, laboratory experimentation will be a distinguishing feature of this course. Course time devoted to experimentation in the laboratory, as well as inside and outside the classroom, will intertwine with time devoted to discussion and lecture. Natural Science: The Physical Sciences will deal with a topic drawn from the physical sciences. These will include, but not be limited to: Chemistry, Cosmology, Descriptive Astronomy, History of Science, Meteorology, Modern Scientific Perspectives of the Universe and Oceanography. Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the mathematics placement requirement (Sec. 6.4.1. and Sec. 6.4.2.). A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.
GEN 102 Natural Science: The Biological Sciences (4 hours)
This course is designed to examine the many facets of scientific investigation. Laboratory experimentation will be an important feature with course time devoted to experimentation in the laboratory as well as the classroom. Rather than a survey of the entire field of biology, this effort will be directed toward specific topics such as, but not limited to: Cancer, Cell Biology, Human Biology, Ecology and Evolution. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester class schedule. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.
GEN 200 Internship in Science (1-4 hours)
An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to: obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study; submit an application which addresses both the on-site and the academic components of the internship; and satisfy all internship requirements developed by the academic program which oversees the internship. The career development office maintains an extensive list of internships, all of which are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: These are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course, but typically include: permission of the faculty supervisor; meeting the qualifications for the internship program; obtaining permission of an internship site supervisor; and development of an internship plan which is acceptable to relevant parties including the faculty supervisor and others, as required by the relevant academic program.