Goal 3: Natural Sciences

To improve students' understanding of natural science principles and of the methods of scientific inquiry, i.e., the ways in which scientists investigate natural science phenomena. As a basis for lifelong learning, students need to know the vocabulary of science and to realize that while a set of principles has been developed through the work of previous scientists, ongoing scientific inquiry and new knowledge will bring changes in some of the ways scientists view the world. By studying the problems that engage today's scientists, students learn to appreciate the importance of science in their lives and to understand the value of a scientific perspective. Students should be encouraged to study both the biological and physical sciences.

ID Sort descending Course title Credits
BIOL 101 Introduction to the Life Sciences
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 105 Human Biology
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 106 Biology of Women
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 107 Biology, Race, and Racism
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Racial Issues Graduation Requirement
4
BIOL 108 Introduction to Brain
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
3
BIOL 111 General Biology I
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 112 General Biology II
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 221L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
BIOL 222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 222L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
BIOL 225 Basic Microbiology
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
BIOL 225L Basic Microbiology Lab
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
CHEM 102 Introduction to Chemistry
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
CHEM 105 Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
CHEM 105L Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
CHEM 107 Chemistry, Society and the Environment
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
CHEM 108 The Science of Cooking
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
3
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
CHEM 111L General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
CHEM 112L General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
CHEM 311 Environmental Chemistry
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
3
CHEM 311L Environmental Chemistry Lab
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
2
CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
4
CHEM 332L Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
1
CHEM 361 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture and Lab
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
5
ESCI 320 Ecosystem and Global Ecology
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
5
GEOL 110 Introduction to Earth Sciences
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
GEOL 112 Evolution of the Earth
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
GEOL 118 Environmental Geology
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
LAWE 367 Exploring Forensic Science
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
NSCI 201 Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
NSCI 203 Plants and Human Affairs
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
NSCI 204 Environmental Science
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
NSCI 206 Garden Science
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
NSCI 216 Engaging Science: Exploring its Nature
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
PHYS 100 How Things Work
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
PHYS 101 Introduction to Astronomy
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
PHYS 105 Air, Weather and Climate
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
PHYS 107 Energy and the Environment
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment
4
PHYS 110 Introduction to Physics
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
4
PHYS 111 General Physics I - Algebra Based
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
5
PHYS 211 Calculus Based Physics I
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
5
PSYC 309 Cognitive Psychology
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
4
PSYC 312 Research Methods
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
5
PSYC 345 Biopsychology
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
5
PSYC 391 Sensation and Perception
  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies Goal
4