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Bloomington General Education

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (N&M) Spring 2015
  • Natural and Mathematical Science General Education: Studying Human Inquiry

    Natural and Mathematical Science (N&M) courses enable you to learn how to participate in a unique human achievement: the development and practice of a method of inquiring about how our world works. You will better understand how scientific inquiry distinguishes fact from falsehood, how to learn scientific knowledge about the world in areas you choose of interest to you, and how you might contribute to those ever-growing bodies of knowledge.

    What you will do in Natural and Mathematical Science Gen Ed courses:

    --Constructing and testing hypotheses

    --Practicing rigorous analytical thinking

    --Collecting, interpreting and evaluating data

    --Engaging in active problem-solving

    The General Education Bulletin explains more about what Natural and Mathematical Sciences courses can help you do.

Requirement: At least 2 courses (including at least one Natural Sciences course) for at least 5 credit hours, or one 5-credit hour laboratory course

NOTE: The list of Natural and Mathematical Science (N&M) Gen Ed courses below includes only the courses offered in the coming term. For the complete list of N&M General Education course options, see the Bloomington General Education web site.

  • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy * #
  • ANTH-A 107 Becoming Human: Evolution *
  • ANTH-A 211 Anthropology: Topics in the Sciences: Ancient Minds*
  • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropolgy*
  • AST-A 100 The Solar System*
  • AST-A 103 Search for Life in the Universe*
  • AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxis*
  • AST-A 115 Birth and Death in the Universe*
  • AST-A 222 General Astronomy II*
  • BIOL-L 104 Introductory Biology Lextures *
  • BIOL-L 111 Foundations of Biology: Diversity, Evolution, Ecology*
  • BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms*
  • CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry 1*
  • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry 2*
  • CHEM-C 103 Intro to Chemical Principles * #
  • CHEM-C 117 Principle of Chemistry and Biology I *
  • CHEM-C 118 Principle of Chemistry and Biology II* #
  • CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Lab I*
  • CHEM-C 122 Elementary Chemistry Lab 2*
  • CHEM-C 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Lab *
  • COGS-Q 101 Intro to Cognitive Science
  • COLL-C 105 Critical Approaches: Natural and Mathematical Science: Born to Be a Genius*
  • COLL-C 105 Critical Approaches: Natural and Mathematical Science: Darwinian Medicine*
  • COLL-C 105 Critical Approaches: Natural and Mathematical Science:  Space and Time*
  • CSCI-A 110 Intro to Computers and Computing
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I
  • CSCI-A 202 Introduction to Programming II
  • CSCI-C 211 Intro to Computer Science
  • CSCI-C 212 Intro to Software Systems
  • CSCI-H 212 Intro to Software Systems- Honors
  • GEOG-G109 Weather and Climate*
  • GEOG-G 185 Environmental Change: The End of the World As We Know It? *
  • GEOG-G 208 Environment and Society *
  • GEOL-G 103 Earth Science: Materials and Processes*
  • GEOL-G 104 Evolution of the Earth*
  • GEOL-G 105 Earth Our Habitable Planet*
  • GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology*
  • GEOL-G 114 Dinosaurs and their Relatives*
  • GEOL-G 121 Meteorites and Planets*
  • GEOL-G 131 Oceans and Our Global Environment*
  • GEOL-G 141 Earthquakes and Volcanoes*
  • HON-H 241 Scientific Discovery and Uncertainty *
  • HPSC-X 200 Scientific Reasoning
  • HPSC-X 229 History and Philosophy of Modern Physics*
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics
  • INFO-I 123 Data Fluency
  • LING-L 203 Intro to Linguistic Analysis
  • LING-L 245 Language and Computers
  • MATH-D 116 and D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I and II (2 cr. + 2 cr.)
  •  MATH-J 113 Intro to Calculus with Applications
  • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
  • MATH-M 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II
  • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
  • MATH-M 212 Calculus II
  • MATH-V 118 Finite Math with Applications
  • MSCI-M 216 Medicine Science of Psychoactive*
  •  PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic
  • PHSL-P 215 BASIC HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY* #
  • PHYS-P 101 Physics in the Modern World I*
  • PHYS-P 105 Basic Physics of Sound*
  • PHYS-P 108 Audio Technology Acoustics*
  • PHYS-P 150 How Things Work*
  • PHYS-P 199 Physical Science Through Inquiry*
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1* #
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2*
  • PSY-P 101 Introduction to Psychology 1*
  • PSY-P 155 Intro to Psychology and Brain Science *
  • SOC-S 110 Charts, Graphs, and Tables
  • SPEA-E 272 Intro to Environmental Sciences*
  • SPEA-S 272 Honors- Intro to Environmental Sciences*
  • SPH-N 231 Human Nutrition*
  • STAT-S 100 Statistical Literacy
  • VSCI-V 250 The Miracle of Sight*

1 Note: MATH-D 116–D 117 is a two-course sequence. Credit is not given for D 116 until D 116 is completed with a minimum grade of C– and D 117 is completed with a passing grade.

*Natural Science course
#5-credit hour laboratory course