GNSC-1711 Freshman Science Seminar
A seminar course for all freshman natural science majors, introducing students to careers in science, methods and opportunities for research, science faculty, and tutoring programs. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.
GNSC-2133 General Physical Science
A survey course including basic physics, chemistry, astronomy, and the philosophy of science. hands-on laboratory exercises are integrated into the course. 4 hours per week. This course is normally offered every fall semester and summer.
GNSC-2313 Physical Science I: the Earth
An introduction to the study of the Earth, emphasizing processes that shape and change the surface. This course studies the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere, including effects of pollution and remediation efforts. Hands-on laboratory exercises are integrated into the course. 4 hours per week. Same as GEOG-2313. This course Is normally offered every semester and summer.
GNSC-2323 Physical Science II: Astronomy
This course explores the fundamental concepts of astronomy, including historical perspectives as well as current interpretation of celestial phenomena. Includes comparison of other planets with the Earth, and examines stars, stellar life cycles, galaxies, and cosmology. Hands-on laboratory exercises are integrated into the course. 4 hours per week. This course is normally offered every semester and summer.
GNSC-2711 Sophomore Science Seminar
A seminar course introducing students to classic scientific literature and forms of research presentation. Students will also attend departmental lectures and participate in career planning and assessment of readiness to begin upper level science course work. 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.
GNSC-3113 Forensic Science and the Law
A course exploring the application of various laws and rules of evidence to the forensic sciences and how the admission of evidence derived from forensic sciences can impact the administration of justice in the United States. What forensic scientists testify to and how their sciences conform to the -Rules of Evidence- will be discussed. Lecture-3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.
GNSC-3711 Junior Science Seminar
A seminar course with emphasis on reading and evaluating primary scientific literature. Students will make presentations and participate in sessions with students enrolled in GNSC-4712. 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered every semester.
GNSC-4712 Senior Science Seminar
A seminar course requiring research and oral presentation of a paper from students- major area. Students will also participate in assessment, mentoring, and service learning. 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered every semester.
GNSC-4721 Science Modeling and Strategies
The course is designed to fulfill NSTA requirements for secondary science education majors. During this course, each student will complete a science portfolio based on competency based artifacts as proof of concept mastery. This portfolio consists of five different modules and sixteen assignments, each addressing a specific NSTA standard. Student teaching may not be started until the student has successfully completed this course. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.
GNSC-4850 Science Service Learning
Provides an opportunity for learning in a service environment. Students select a service project and work with a faculty mentor to develop the academic background, assignments and reflection to create a unique learning opportunity. One hour of class time each week will be devoted to meeting with mentors and other students to discuss the project. Variable credit (one to three hours) will be given based on the number of service hours and academic responsibilities. This course is offered as needed.