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GS-General Science

Lower Division Collegiate

GS104 (3 credits)
Physical Science (Physics)

First of the general science series and a prerequisite to many other science courses. Presents an integrated study of forces and motions in the physical world. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH63, and RD90 or WR91 or designated placement score, or Instructor permission. Recommended prerequisite: MTH65. Corequisite: GS104L.

GS104L (1 credit)
Physical Science: Physics Lab

Lab associated with G104. First of the general science series and a prerequisite to many other science courses. Presents an integrated study of forces and motions in the physical world. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections

GS107 (3 credits)
Physical Science: Astronomy

Discusses topics of astronomy including comets, moons, planets, stars, the sun, star galaxies, black holes, pulsars, and quasars. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisites: GS104 or PH201 or PH211 or MTH111 or CHEM221. Corequisite: GS107L.

GS107L (1 credit)
Physical Science: Astronomy Lab

Lab associated with G107. Discusses topics of astronomy including comets, moons, planets, stars, the sun, star galaxies, black holes, pulsars, and quasars. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections.

GS108 (3 credits)
Physical Science: Oceanography

Presents a basic understanding of oceanic processes, and a comprehensive overview of the marine sciences. Designed to introduce the history of marine science, surveying ocean physics, chemistry, and biology. Presenting topics including: plate tectonics, surface current patterns, wave dynamics, tides, geologic features of the sea floor, coastlines, the life and ecology of the ocean world (marine animals and communities), marine resources, and environmental concerns. Having successfully completed this course, the student should be able to comprehend and identify the interrelationships and workings of the physical, chemical, botanical, and zoological worlds of the water. Prerequisite: MTH60 or MTH63 or  designated placement score. Corequisite: GS108L.

GS108L (1 credit)
Physical Science: Oceanography Lab

Lab associated with G108. Presents a basic understanding of oceanic processes, and a comprehensive overview of the marine sciences.  Designed to introduce the history of marine science, surveying ocean physics, chemistry, and biology.  Presenting topics including: plate tectonics, surface current patterns, wave dynamics, tides, geologic features of the sea floor, coastlines, the life and ecology of the ocean world (marine animals and communities), marine resources, and environmental concerns.  Having successfully completed this course, the student should be able to comprehend and identify the interrelationships and workings of the physical, chemical, botanical, and zoological worlds of the water. Coastal day trip included: students should expect to pay for food, transportation, and any entrance fees. Prerequisites:  MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score

GS170 (3 credits)
Regional Field Studies

Field studies involving hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. Offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. Involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. May not be offered every year. Please check with Department Chair. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement test scores. Other prerequisites may apply depending on the specific offering.

GS170L (1 credit)
Regional Field Studies Lab

Lab associated with GS170. Field studies involving hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. Offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. Involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. May not be offered every year. Please check with Department Chair.

GS199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: General Science

Offers individual and small group studies in a variety of science topics. May include ecological, biological, geological, and/or climatological emphasis. Prerequisites: May vary depending on subject offerings.

GS280 (variable credits)
CWE/General Science

Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program. Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.