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NAS 115 - Science in the Workplace
Explores concepts of basic physical sciences as they apply to the workplace. Presents scientific methods, energy, heat, and temperature as related to various materials used in the workplace. Designed for trade workers that work with a variety of materials in many different applications. Assists workers with the physical properties of materials as they relate to various manufacturing methods.
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
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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 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 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