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NAS 2 - Foundations of Life Sciences
Presents elementary biological and chemical principles for allied health students whose high school preparation is deficient in the biological sciences.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-6 hours per week.
1-4 credits
NAS 105 - Natural Science Topics for Modern Society
Emphasizes method of the scientific disciplines as applied to selected topics pertinent to modern society.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
NAS 131 - Astronomy I
Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the Milky Way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Part I of II. This course is cross-listed with PHY 141. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
NAS 132 - Astronomy II
Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the Milky Way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Part II of II. This course is cross-listed with PHY 142. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
NAS 150 - Human Biology
Surveys the structure and function of the human body. Applies principally to students who are not majoring in the health or science fields.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
NAS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits