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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

LSIS - LIBERAL STUDIES INTEGRATED SCIENCES

LSIS A101: Discoveries in Science: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Requirement. Lecture series covering famous scientists and their discoveries. Historical and societal factors that laid the framework for each discovery and how these discoveries were accepted in their time. How the discoveries affect modern science and society. Scientists from different disciplines will present lectures and lead discussions. 

LSIS A102: Origins: Earth-Solar System-Life: 5 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 6
Prerequisites: (LSIS A101 or concurrent enrollment) and MATH A105. Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab.
Special Fees. Origins of earth including its formation, its place in the universe and the life on this planet. Processes that shape the earth, reasons that earth contains life and the varieties of past and present forms of life. 

LSIS A201: Life on Earth: 5 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 6
Prerequisites: LSIS A102 and (MATH A107 or concurrent enrollment). Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab.
Special Fees. Examines the biodiversity of life on earth, in the context of chemistry, cell biology, genetics, physiology, ecology and evolution. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase students’ understanding of the process of science, hypothesis testing, experimental design, classification and content knowledge. A writing and speaking intensive course. 

LSIS A202: Concepts and Processes: Natural Sciences: 5 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 6
Prerequisites: LSIS A201 and MATH A107. Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab. Special Fees. Fundamental concepts in physics and chemistry. Emphasizes logical connections between quantum mechanical view of matter and major themes of modern chemistry and biochemistry. A writing and speaking intensive course. 

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