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Areas of Inquiry: Natural Sciences [NS]

areasofinquiryStudents take two degree credit-bearing courses  (at least 6 credits) and, in doing so, meet the first goal and at least one other.  

  • Understand and apply basic principles and concepts in the physical or biological sciences.
  • Explain and be able to assess the relationship among assumptions, method, evidence, arguments, and theory in scientific analysis.
  • Identify and critically assess ethical and societal issues in science.

SAS Core courses taught each semester are available to view in the Schedule of Classes. After selecting a semester, New Brunswick, and Undergraduate and hitting "Continue", choose the tab on the left labeled "Core Code". The dropdown list will show each of the SAS Core codes. After selecting one of the options, courses will appear from all departments that fulfill that SAS Core goal.

Course # Course Title Credits Core Codes
 
Anthropology
01:070:102 Introduction to Human Evolution 4 NS, HST
01:070:111 Extinction 4 21C, NS, SCL
01:070:201 Evolution and Human Behavior 3 NS
01:070:212 The Life of Primates 3 NS
Biological Sciences
01:119:101 General Biology  4 NS
01:119:102 General Biology  4 NS
01:119:103 Principles of Biology 4 NS
01:119:115 General Biology I 4 NS
01:119:116 General Biology II 4 NS
01:119:150 Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues  3 21C, NS
01:119:154 Genetics, Law, and Social Policy 3 21C, NS
01:119:155 Human Genetics 3 21C, NS
01:119:156 Genetics, Evolution and Human Health 3 21C, NS
01:119:160 Biology, Society, and Ecological Issues 3 21C, NS
01:119:171 Drugs and Plant Hallucinogens 3 NS
01:119:182 Essentials of Human Reproduction 3 NS
01:119:199
(was 01:119:100)
Concepts in Biology 4 NS
Chemistry
01:160:127 Impact of Chemistry  3 21C, NS
01:160:128 Chemistry of Life  3 NS
01:160:159 General Chemistry for Engineers  3 NS
01:160:160 General Chemistry for Engineers  3 NS
01:160:161 General Chemistry 4 NS
01:160:162 General Chemistry  4 NS
01:160:163 Honors General Chemistry  4 NS
01:160:164 Honors General Chemistry  4 NS
Geography
01:450:101 Earth Systems 3 21C, NS
01:450:102 Transforming the Global Environment 3 21C, NS
01:450:213 The Global Climate System 3 NS
Geological Sciences
01:460:100 Planet Earth  3 NS
01:460:101 Introductory Geology 4 NS
01:460:110 Sea Change: The Rise and Fall of Sea Level and the Jersey Shore 3 21C, NS
01:460:120 Introduction to Oceanography  3 NS
01:460:201 Earthquakes and Volcanoes 3 NS
01:460:202 Environmental Geology  3 NS
01:460:203 Building and Maintaining a Habitable Planet 3 21C, NS
01:460:204 The Water Planet 3 21C, NS
01:460:206 Dinosaurs  3 NS
01:460:207 Oil and Gold: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 3 21C, NS
01:460:210 Rocks and Minerals 3 NS
01:460:212 Earth and Life through Time  3 NS
01:460:222 Planet Mars, the Next Frontier 3 21C, NS
01:460:224 Geology of the Moons and Planets 3 21C, NS
Interdisciplinary Studies
01:556:143 Energy and Climate Change  3 21C, NS
Physics
01:750:106 Concepts of Physics for Humanities and Social Science Students 3 NS
01:750:109 Astronomy & Cosmology 3 NS
01:750:110 Astronomy & Cosmology 3 NS
01:750:140 The Greenhouse Effect 3 21C, NS
01:750:193 Physics for the Sciences 4 NS
01:750:194 Physics for the Sciences 4 NS
01:750:201 Extended General Physics 5 NS
01:750:202 Extended General Physics 5 NS
01:750:203 General Physics 3 NS
01:750:204 General Physics 3 NS
01:750:227 Analytical Physics II-A 3 NS
01:750:228 Analytical Physics II-B 3 NS
01:750:271 Honors Physics I 3 NS
01:750:272 Honors Physics II 3 NS
Animal Science
11:067:142 Animal Science 3 NS
11:067:250 Companion Animal Science 3 NS
Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
11:216:101
(was 11:704:101)
Introduction to Ecology and Evolution 3 NS
11:216:110
(was 11:704:110)
Evolution, Disease, and Medicine 3 NS
11:216:115 Evolution of Sex & Gender in Animals 3 21C, NS
Environmental Science
11:375:101 Intro to Environmental Science 3 21C, NS
Food Science
11:400:103 Science of Food 3 NS
11:400:104 Food and Health 3 NS
11:400:106 Food As Medicine 3 NS
Marine and Coastal Sciences
11:628:120 Introduction to Oceanography 3 NS
11:628:204 The Water Planet 3 21C, NS
11:628:221 Human Interactions with the Coastal Ocean 3 21C, NS
Meteorology
11:670:101
(was 11:670:201)
Introduction to Meteorology
(formerly Elements of Meteorology)
3 NS, ITR
11:670:102
(was 11:670:202)
Introduction to Climate Science
(formerly Elements of Climatology)
3 NS
Microbiology
11:680:101 Living in the Microbial World 3 21C, NS
11:680:103 Microbiology of Agricultural Products in New Jersey 3 21C, NS
Nutritional Sciences
11:709:255 Nutrition and Health 3 21C, NS
Plant Science
11:776:170 Plants and People 3 NS

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