Natural Science (NAS) at Rappahannock Community College


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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 95 - 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
NAS 101 - Natural Sciences I
Presents a multidisciplinary perspective integrating the main fields of science. Emphasizes the interaction of the scientific disciplines. (Primarily for non-science majors.) Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
NAS 102 - Natural Sciences II
Presents a multidisciplinary perspective integrating the main fields of science. Emphasizes the interaction of the scientific disciplines. (Primarily for non-science majors.) Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
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 120 - Introductory Meteorology
Studies cloud formation, weather maps, forecasting, and wind systems with emphasis on local weather patterns.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
NAS 125 - Meteorology
Presents a non-technical survey of fundamentals meteorology. Focuses on the effects of weather and climate on humans and their activities. Serves for endorsement or recertification of earth science teachers.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
NAS 130 - Elements of Astronomy
Covers history of astronomy and its recent developments. Stresses the use of astronomical instruments and measuring techniques and includes the study and observation of the solar system, stars, and galaxies.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
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
NAS 131 Detailed Outline
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 161 - Health Science I
Presents an integrated approach to human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and pathology. Includes chemistry and physics as related to health sciences. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
NAS 162 - Health Science II
Presents an integrated approach to human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and pathology. Includes chemistry and physics as related to health sciences. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
NAS 171 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Presents the human organ systems and their functions as they relate to allied health science. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
NAS 177 - Upper Extremity Anatomy and Kinesiology
Focuses on the upper extremity anatomy to include the entire shoulder girdle and the impact of pathology and injury related to the skeletal, nervous and muscular systems. Covers planes of movement of the upper extremity associated with basic physics and types of levers.
Lecture 2 hour per week.
2 credits
NAS 185 - Microbiology
Surveys microorganisms, presenting their characteristic and activities as related to health and disease.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
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
NAS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits