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General Science

GS 107 Seminar (1-3)

 

GS 114, 115, 116 Essentials of Physical Science (4 each)
An examination of the basic scientific concepts underlying familiar physical phenomena; topics may include motion, energy, optics, electromagnetism, nature of matter, atomic theory, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: MTH 111

 

GS 201H, 202H, 203H Natural Science: The Search for Order (5 each)
A study of major themes from the natural sciences selected to develop understanding of historical perspectives, current interactions and future potentials of earth, physical and biological sciences.

 

GS 311 Biological Science for Elementary Schools (3)
Concepts, experiences and materials from the biological sciences adaptable to the elementary school. Lecture and laboratory combined in two 3-hour sessions. Prerequisite: Introductory biology course or consent of instructor

 

GS 312 Physical Science for Elementary Schools (3)
Concepts, experiences and materials from the physical sciences adaptable to the elementary school. One lecture, two 2-hour laboratories.

 

GS 313 Earth Science for Elementary Schools (3)
Concepts, experiences and materials from the earth sciences adaptable to the elementary school. One lecture, two 2-hour laboratories.

 

GS 314 Classroom and Laboratory Resources in Science (2)
Presents techniques for the preparation, handling, storage and disposal of laboratory materials. Topics may include laboratory safety regulations, selection of appropriate student laboratory activities, utilization of online and reference resources for selection of classroom and laboratory materials and basic instrument maintenance. Two 3-hour labs a week. Prerequisites: CH 223, MTH 112, BI 213

 

GS 321 Musical Acoustics (4)
An integrated lecture-demonstration-laboratory approach to the nature of sound and music with direct student involvement. Topics to include the nature and perception of sound, acoustical characteristics of music instruments, applications of electronics, and architectural acoustics. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 105 or equivalent

 

GS 342 Coastal Oceanography (3)
Coastal oceanography of Oregon is studied in detail with emphasis on circulation in estuaries, the tides and coastal erosion and deposition. Students will undertake supervised research projects. Three lectures and weekend field trips. Prerequisite: ES 104 or ES 331

 

GS 351 Elements of Astronomy (3)
A study of the structure and evolution of the universe from an observational perspective. Topics to include the night sky, observational techniques, the solar system, stellar and galactic structure, and cosmology. One three-hour lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 105 or equivalent

 

GS 401 Research (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 406 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 407/507 Seminar (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 408 Workshop (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 409 Practicum (1-9)
Provides the preprofessional experience desired by such professional schools as medicine and physical therapy.

 

GS 411/511 History of Science (3)
A brief history of the development of the natural sciences up to the 19th century, their social implications, and the growth of scientific philosophy. Three lectures. Prerequisite: two sequences in natural sciences or mathematics or consent of instructor

 

GS 420 Selected Field Investigations (1-6)
Field expeditions to unique geological and/or biological areas of western North America. In these undertakings, the students will plan and undertake studies of the areas selected for exploration.

 

GS 424/524 Astronomy (3)
A study of the solar system, stars, stellar systems, and galaxies including the application of some of the important concepts of physics, chemistry and mathematics to the field of astronomy. Three lectures. Prerequisite: one year each of college physical science and mathematics

 

GS 601 Research (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 602 Independent Study (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 603 Thesis or Field Study (3-9)

 

GS 606 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 607 Seminar (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 608 Workshop (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

GS 612 History of Science (3)
Intensive study of the history of one particular branch of the natural sciences with emphasis on the modern period. Usually offered by arrangement with a staff member in that branch. Prerequisite: GS 411 or consent of instructor

 

GS 625 A Concept Approach to Science (3)
This course will identify basic concepts common to all disciplines of science, explain their various applications to individual sciences, and expand their application beyond science to a global, interdisciplinary understanding of the concepts.

 

GS 691 Physical Oceanography for Teachers (3)
Physical processes in the oceans; the origin and distribution of water masses and currents; waves, tides, tidal currents. Prerequisite: chemistry or consent of the instructor

 

GS 692 Geological Oceanography for Teachers (3)
The topographic, geologic and geophysical nature of the ocean basins; processes of and distribution of sediments and economic deposits, coastal erosion and sedimentation.

 

 

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