LAS and SCI Courses

SCI 100 - Science through Inquiry I: (Biology, Physics) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of motion. Integrates content in biology and physics. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 101 - Science through Inquiry I: Special Topics (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of various themes. Integrates content in a life science and a physical science. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. The course may be repeated once under a different topic for a maximum of eight credit hours. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 102 - Science through Inquiry I: Molecules (Biology and Chemistry) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of molecules. Integrates content in biology and chemistry. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 103 - Science through Inquiry I: Energy (Biology, Physics) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of energy. Integrates content in biology and physics. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 104 - Science through Inquiry I: Water (Biology, Chemistry) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of water. Integrates content in biology and chemistry. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 185 - Directed Research in STEM Fields for Novice Researchers (0-3 hours)
Provides participants with a knowledge of important issues in STEM research, and an opportunity to develop/refine skills necessary to pursue scholarship in a STEM discipline: accessing and reading scientific literature, question formulation and scientific research, and the presentation of research results. CoRequisite: Participation in summer research program

SCI 280 - Directed Readings in Science for Non-majors (0.5-3 hours)
Provide students with an opportunity to develop/refine skills necessary to read scientific literature: accessing and reading scientific literature, developing knowledge of research questions in a single focused field, developing qualitative skills necessary to evaluate research and classify materials based on novelty, quality, and utility. Prerequisite: Three hours of college-level science

SCI 300 - Science through Inquiry II: Evolution (Biology, Earth Science) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. TS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of evolution. Integrates content in biology and earth science. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: C or better in a course from the SCI 100 series, or consent of instructor.

SCI 301 - Science through Inquiry II: Environmental Science Biology, Chemistry) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. TS
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of environmental science. Integrates content in biology and chemistry. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: C or better in a course from the SCI 100 series, or consent of instructor.

SCI 302 - Science through Inquiry II: Ecosystems (Biology, Earth Science) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of ecosystems. Integrates content in biology and earth science. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: C or better in a course from the SCI 100 series, or consent of instructor.

SCI 501 - Topics in Investigative Science for Educators (3 hours)
Laboratory-based biological and physical science. Content developed along interdisciplinary themes. Course taught in an inquiry/investigative format and includes application to Pre K-12 classroom settings. Course may be repeated under different topic. Credit will not be given for SCI 501 students who have obtained credit for SCI 101 under the same theme. Registration is not open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a natural science degree program. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ETE 550.

LAS 101 - Arts and Ideas Seminar (1-3 hours)
Seminar on selected intellectual and artistic topics which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under a different topic. Maximum of three hours credit may be earned.

LAS 125 - Global Topics in Liberal Arts and Sciences (1 hour)
Selected topics with a special emphasis on globally-focused subjects that introduce students to diverse perspectives and to forces of worldwide scope. Prerequisite: Identified global scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or consent of instructor.

LAS 300 - Belief Systems: Truth versus Proof (3 hours)
Core Curr. MI
Mathematicians and philosophers have been intrigued by questions about the nature of mathematical truth for several centuries. The techniques used to address these questions are developed, subjected to philosophical analysis, then applied to the belief systems that govern other aspects of the human condition. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MTH115, MTH119, MTH121, or MTH120.

LAS 301 - Cooperative Education/Internship in LAS (0-9 hours)
Core Curr. IL
Cooperative education or internship experience. Non-departmental credit in LAS, not intended to satisfy departmental or major program requirements. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours credit with a combined total of 9 hours available for all Cooperative Education & Internship work assignments. The number of hours awarded for the work assignment will be dependent upon the number of total hours worked during the semester. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2.0 Bradley overall grade point average, consent of LAS Co-op and internship coordinator and Co-op and internship faculty advisor.

LAS 305 - Study Abroad Seminar (1 hour)
Study of the cultural and historical contexts of the study abroad site. Prerequisite: registration for study abroad interim session.

LAS 325 - International Programs Special Topics in LAS (0-9 hours)
Examines a designated topic with a special emphasis on the history, culture, and social practices of a particular Study Abroad venue. May be repeated under a different topic for maximum of 9 hrs credit.