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Bloomington General Education

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (N&M) Fall 2014
  • 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: evolving genes, bodies, behavior, ideas*
  • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropology*
  • AST-A 100 The Solar System*
  • AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies*
  • AST-A 221 General Astronomy I*
  • BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World*#
  • BIOL-L 104 Introductory Biology Lectures*
  • BIOL-L 111 Introduction to Biology: Evolution and Diversity*
  • BIOL-L 112 Introduction to Biology: Biological Mechanisms*
  • CHEM-C 100 The World as Chemistry*
  • CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I*
  • CHEM-C 103 Introduction to Chemical Principles*#
  • CHEM-C 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I*
  • CHEM-C118 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry II*#
  • CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I*
  • CHEM-C 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory*
  • CHEM-S 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Honors*
  • COGS-Q 101 Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • COLL-C 105 Sister Species*
  • COLL-C105  Earth Processes and Planets*
  • COLL-C 105 Brains & Minds, Robots & Computers*
  • COLL-C 105 Can You Hear Me Now?*
  • COLL-C 105 Biotechnology in Society*
  • COLL-C 105 Prediction, Probability, Pigskin*
  • COLL-C 105 Intro to Human Brain Evolution*
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I
  • CSCI-A 202 Introduction to Programming II
  • CSCI-C 211 Introduction to Computer Science
  • CSCI-C 212 Introduction to Software Systems
  • GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment*
  • GEOG-G 109 Weather and Climate*
  • GEOG-G185 Environmental Change: The End of the World as We Know it*
  • GEOG-G208 Environment & Science
  • 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 Geological Processes in Planets*
  • GEOL-G 131 Oceans and Our Global Environment*
  • GEOL-G 141 Earthquakes and Volcanoes*
  • HPSC-X 200 Scientific Reasoning
  • HUBI-B 200 The Intricate Human*
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics
  • LING-L 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  • MATH-D 116 and D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I and II (2 cr. + 2 cr.)1
  • MATH-J 113 I ntroduction 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-M 213 Accelerated Calculus
  • MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
  • MATH-S 212 Honors Calculus II
  • MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications: Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences
  • MSCI-M 216 Medical Science of Psychoactive Drugs*
  • PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic
  • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology*#
  • PHYS-P 105 Basic Physics of Sound*
  • PHYS-P 120 Energy and Technology*
  • PHYS-P 150 How Things Work*
  • PHYS-P 199 Physical Science through Inquiry*
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics I*#
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics II*#
  • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I*
  • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences*
  • SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences*
  • SOC-S110 Charts, Graphs & Tables
  • SPH-N 231 Human Nutrition*
  • STAT-S100 Statistical Literacy
  • TOPT-V 201 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye*

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