The Associate in Arts in General Studies Pattern I with an emphasis in Natural Sciences degree will help students explore and critically examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena that affect many aspects of life. The students will also: learn the roles of hypothesis, measurements, and analysis in the development of scientific theories; be able to formulate an empirical hypothesis, carry out an experiment, critically analyze the data, and arrive at critical, well-thought solutions to a problem by employing proven scientific methodologies, both quantitative and empirical; learn to write scientific laboratory reports and provide an effective oral presentation of scientific research findings.
In addition, graduates of this program will understand the relationship between human activities and sciences and be able to apply natural sciences to improve their surroundings through introductory or integrative courses in anatomy, animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, EATM, environmental studies, geography, geology, physiology, physics, and psychology.
|ANAT M01||Human Anatomy||4|
|ANPH M01||Human Anatomy and Physiology||6|
|ANSC/EATM M17||Animal Diversity||3.5|
|ANTH M01||Biological Anthropology||3|
|or ANTH M01H||Honors: Biological Anthropology|
|ANTH M01L||Biological Anthropology Lab||1|
|AST M01||An Introduction to Astronomy||3|
|AST M01L||An Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory||1|
|BIOL M01||Introduction to Biology||4|
|BIOL M02A||General Biology I||5|
|or BIOL M02AH||Honors: General Biology I|
|BIOL M02B||General Biology II||5|
|BIOL M02C||Genetics and Molecular Biology||5|
|BIOL M03||Marine Life and Its Environment||4|
|BIOL M05||Field Biology: A Natural History of California||4|
|BIOL M16||Human Biology||3|
|BIOL M16L||Human Biology Lab||1|
|BIOL M17||Heredity, Evolution and Society||3|
|BIOL M18||Human Biology for Pre-Allied||3|
|BOT M01||Introduction to Botany||5|
|BOT M06||Plants and Society||4|
|CHEM M01A||General Chemistry I||5|
|or CHEM M01AH||Honors: General Chemistry I|
|CHEM M01B||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM M07A||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM M07B||Organic Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM M11||Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry||5|
|CHEM M12||Introductory Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM M13||Introductory Chemistry II||5|
|ENSC M01||Environmental Science||3|
|ENSC M01L||Environmental Science Lab||1|
|ENSC M02||Environment and Human Interactions||4|
|ENSC M03||Energy Resources and Conservation||3|
|GEOG M01||Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG M01L||Physical Geography Lab||1|
|GEOG M05||Introduction to Weather and Climate||3|
|GEOL M02||Physical Geology||3|
|or GEOL M02H||Honors: Physical Geology|
|GEOL M02H||Honors: Physical Geology||3|
|GEOL M02L||Physical Geology Lab||1|
|GEOL M03||Earth History||3|
|GEOL M03L||Earth History Lab||1|
|GEOL M05||The World Ocean||3|
|GEOL M05L||The World Ocean Lab||1|
|GEOL M61||Natural Disasters||3|
|GEOL M121||Earth Science with Lab||4|
|MICR M01||General Microbiology||5|
|PHSO M01||Human Physiology||4|
|or PHSO M01H||Honors: Human Physiology|
|PHSC M01||Principles of Physical Science||3|
|PHSC M01L||Principles of Physical Science Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M01||Descriptive Physics||3|
|PHYS M01L||Descriptive Physics Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M10A||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS M10AL||General Physics I Lab||1|
|PHYS M10B||General Physics II||4|
|PHYS M10BL||General Physics II Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M20A||Mechanics of Solids and Fluids||4|
|PHYS M20AL||Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M20B||Thermodynamics, Electricity, and Magnetism||4|
|PHYS M20BL||Thermodynamics, Electricity, and Magnetism Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M20C||Wave Motion, Optics, and Modern Physics||4|
|PHYS M20CL||Wave Motion, Optics, and Modern Physics Laboratory||1|
|PSY M02||Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience||3|
|or PSY M02H||Honors: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience|
|ZOO M01||Introduction to Zoology||5|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- 1. Communication Competency
a. Attend to and clearly express ideas in written, spoken, numerical, and artistic forms.
b. Communicate effectively and logically.
- 2. Information Competency
a. Evaluate multiple sources of information to apply it critically and appropriately
b. Gather, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information.
- 3. Quantitative Competence
a. Implement quantitative and qualitative models to make predictions, draw conclusions, and make decisions that are logical and feasible.
b. Collect, organize, analyze, and process research data in a clear, synthesized format.
- 4. Analytic Inquiry Skills
a. Distinguish the modes of inquiry and critique used in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
b. Explain the connections among the various disciplines.
- 5. Ethical Reasoning
a. Apply ethical principles to personal, academic, professional and/or community issues.
b. Work ethically and effectively with others
- 6. Ability to Engage Diverse Perspectives
a. Recognize the multitude of diversities in the physical and human environments and how these diversities impact the individual and society.
b. Recognize the diversity of human experience, the role of the natural environment, and the relationship between the two.
c. Describe and appreciate the role of culture and the arts in society and in one’s personal life.
7. Ability to Create
a. Act purposefully in combining awareness, critical thinking, and communication skills with personal responsibility in order to originate, innovate, or build upon ideas
8. Growth Orientation
a. Apply the skills necessary for successful living in an ever-changing and global environment.
b. Identify and adopt the concepts of personal health and fitness to enhance the quality of life.