Natural Sciences

SCI 10 – PHYSICAL SCIENCE
The study of matter and energy; principles and practical applications in physics, chemistry, mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, electronics, geosciences and astronomy. (3 units)

SCI 21 – LIFE SCIENCE
Life processes, ecological factors and the plant and animal kingdoms; biological systems and their control; human anatomy and physiology, human diseases, genetics, inheritance and evolution; the cell as the basic unit of life. (3 units)

SCI 25 – SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE
17th-century philosophy and science; the development of science from Descartes to Newton. Emphasis is on basic physical concepts (space, matter, force, inertia, etc.), scientific method, and the interplay between science and technology, and their implications for the future, and religion. (3 units)

SCI 31 – HUMAN BIOLOGY
The main purpose of the course is to study the organization (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, from the single cell to the coordinated whole. Includes a consideration of body structure and function, reproduction, development, heredity and evolution, examination of the aspects of modern biology as it impacts the human species. (3 units)

SCI 32 – THE HUMAN BODY AND PHYSICAL MOTION
A study of basic concepts in physics and human anatomy related to body movement, the structure of the skeleton and of muscles in the human body and how they interact to make mechanical motion possible. The concepts and laws of physics applied to fundamental movement patterns in daily activities, exercise, dance and sports. (3 units)

SCI 35 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN SCIENCE
The course offers topics of specialized interest. (1-4 units)  Prerequisite: Advisor's permission