Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
SLS 262 Life Science in Context
3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
This course connects fundamental issues from the daily world with the respective underlying life-science concepts. It is integrated with and complements the Physical Processes course (SLS 261) by stimulating a perception of an interconnected nature. Through lectures and laboratory work, students will analyze concepts and phenomenon in nature such as the properties of air, pollutants, the chemistry of global warming, acid rain, plastics and polymers, nutrition, and genetic engineering. The course will develop the student’s independent problem/analysis skill while building a global awareness of chemical processes.
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