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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 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
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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 145 - Introduction to Natural History
Introduces developmental concepts and principles of natural history.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
NAS 160 - Field Ornithology
Students will study anatomy, physiology, reproduction, and taxonomy, with special attention to bird families and behavior through the use of preserved specimens, as well as live observation. Includes identifying birds in the wild through sight and songs/calls and explores the interrelationships between wildlife, plants, habitats and humans.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits