Natural Science
Study Tour

Belize

Students in the tropical marine biology class often go to Caribbean waters during Spring Break to conduct research for their SMPs. This faculty-led, 10-day program takes place in Belize, which features Mayan ruins, a rainforest, and the second largest coral reef in the world.

Courses

Discipline Areas

Putnam Class

Biology (BIOL) courses and descriptions are listed under the biology major.

Chemistry (CHEM) courses and descriptions are listed under the chemistry major.

Mathematics (MATH) and computer science (COSC) courses and descriptions are listed under the mathematics major.

Physics (PHYS) courses and descriptions are listed under the physics major.

GEOL 130. Introduction to Geology (4)

This course will explore the world of geology, both physical and historical, with emphasis on its relevance to other major disciplines. Basic principles of the geosciences will be examined and used to illustrate some of the important contributions geology has made to our knowledge and understanding of the world today. Lecture and laboratory. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Natural Sciences with Laboratory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics.

PHSC 398, 498. Off-Campus Internship (4-16E)

A variety of off-campus learning opportunities can be arranged through the director of internships. The off-campus internship is an individually designed experience that allows the student to explore the relationship between learning in the classroom and the practical application of knowledge in everyday work situations. Prerequisites: admission to the internship program and approval of the academic adviser and Natural Science Committee. (See "Internships" under "Academic Policies" section.) Credit/No credit grading.

PHSC 199, 299, 399, 499. Independent Study (1-4E)

This course consists of an independent creative or research project designed by the student and supervised by a physical science faculty member. The nature of the project, the schedule for accomplishment, and the means of evaluation must be formalized in a learning contract prior to registration. (See "Independent Study" under "Academic Policies" section.)

Putnam Class 2

Other Science Courses

The science program serves the needs of both science and non-science majors. Many of the courses are interdisciplinary in nature and often designed to address specific current topics of general interest.

SCIE 316. Nutrition (4A)

A general examination of nutritional science which will include the detailed study of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals, and their importance in human development. Important nutritional problems and methods of assessing nutritional status will be presented. Individual papers will be assigned. Prerequisites: BIOL 106 and CHEM 106.

SCIE 398, 498. Off-Campus Internship (4-16E)

A variety of off-campus learning opportunities can be arranged through the director of internships. The off-campus internship is an individually designed experience that allows the student to explore the relationship between learning in the classroom and the practical application of knowledge in everyday work situations. Credit/No credit grading. Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Program and approval of the academic adviser and natural science committee. (See "Internships" under "Academic Policies" section.)

SCIE 199, 299, 399, 499. Independent Study (1-4E)

This course consists of an independent creative or research project designed by the student and supervised by a science faculty member. The nature of the project, the schedule for accomplishment, and the means of evaluation must be formalized in a learning contract prior to registration. (See "Independent Study" under "Academic Policies" section.)