Schedule of Classes




2022 Spring: January 12 - May 10
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. An introduction to the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about topics related to physical science. Discussion covers the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world, and the integrated use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 100, NSCI 100, or NSCI 103.
20339 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Bailey, Bobby R. Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. An introduction to the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about topics related to physical science. Discussion covers the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world, and the integrated use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 100, NSCI 100, or NSCI 103.
22025 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Levy, Enika P Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. An introduction to the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about topics related to physical science. Discussion covers the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world, and the integrated use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 100, NSCI 100, or NSCI 103.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22613 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Essama, Lysianne Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 101 Physical Science Laboratory (1)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSCI 100. A laboratory study of the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in the physical sciences. Discussion and laboratory activities cover the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, and the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world.
20340 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Unfried, Kenneth G Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 101 Physical Science Laboratory (1)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSCI 100. A laboratory study of the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in the physical sciences. Discussion and laboratory activities cover the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, and the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world.
22026 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Almukahhal, Raja Q Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 101 Physical Science Laboratory (1)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. Prerequisite or corequisite: NSCI 100. A laboratory study of the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in the physical sciences. Discussion and laboratory activities cover the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, and the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22614 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Essama, Lysianne Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 103 Fundamentals of Physical Science (4)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. An introduction to the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in the physical sciences. Discussion and laboratory activities cover the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world, and the integrated use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 100, NSCI 100, or NSCI 103.
21130 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Bickel, Mindy B Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 103 Fundamentals of Physical Science (4)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. An introduction to the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in the physical sciences. Discussion and laboratory activities cover the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world, and the integrated use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 100, NSCI 100, or NSCI 103.
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22739 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Cerkovnik, Richard Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 103 Fundamentals of Physical Science (4)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. An introduction to the basic principles of physics and chemistry, with applications to geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The objective is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in the physical sciences. Discussion and laboratory activities cover the development of scientific thinking, the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences, the role of the physical sciences in interpreting the natural world, and the integrated use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 100, NSCI 100, or NSCI 103.
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23657 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Anderson, William M Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 120 Natural Sciences Laboratory (1)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. A study of the basic principles of science investigation and observation. The objective is to apply knowledge of the natural world and experimental design to address questions about physical, chemical, geological and ecological phenomena. Activities include observation of the natural world, experiments, measurements, data collection, and quantitative reasoning exercises.
21133 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Shier, Lisa M Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 120 Natural Sciences Laboratory (1)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 105, STAT 200, or a higher MATH or STAT course. A study of the basic principles of science investigation and observation. The objective is to apply knowledge of the natural world and experimental design to address questions about physical, chemical, geological and ecological phenomena. Activities include observation of the natural world, experiments, measurements, data collection, and quantitative reasoning exercises.
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23829 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Levy, Enika P Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 170 Weather and Climate (3)
An introduction to the basic principles of atmospheric science. The goal is to use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about topics related to atmospheric science. Topics include the effect of different weather elements (such as temperature, pressure, winds, and humidity) on weather patterns and climate. Discussion also covers weather phenomena such as El Nino, thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and midlatitude cyclones, as well as the impact of humans on Earth's atmosphere. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 170, GNSC 398D, or NSCI 170.
21659 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Berman, Carl Robert Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 170 Weather and Climate (3)
An introduction to the basic principles of atmospheric science. The goal is to use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about topics related to atmospheric science. Topics include the effect of different weather elements (such as temperature, pressure, winds, and humidity) on weather patterns and climate. Discussion also covers weather phenomena such as El Nino, thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and midlatitude cyclones, as well as the impact of humans on Earth's atmosphere. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 170, GNSC 398D, or NSCI 170.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22807 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Whitford, Dennis J Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 170 Weather and Climate (3)
An introduction to the basic principles of atmospheric science. The goal is to use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about topics related to atmospheric science. Topics include the effect of different weather elements (such as temperature, pressure, winds, and humidity) on weather patterns and climate. Discussion also covers weather phenomena such as El Nino, thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and midlatitude cyclones, as well as the impact of humans on Earth's atmosphere. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 170, GNSC 398D, or NSCI 170.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27238 4060 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 W 7:00P-10:00P Open College Park (Hybrid)
Faculty: Ferandez, Dan V Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 171 Weather and Climate Laboratory (1)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite or corequisite: NSCI 170. An introduction to the basic concepts of meteorology. The aim is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in meteorology. Focus is on the observation, measurement, and analysis of weather data, including the interpretation of weather patterns and conditions found on weather maps, satellite images, radar imagery, and atmosphere diagrams. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 171 or NSCI 171.
21136 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Berman, Carl Robert Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 171 Weather and Climate Laboratory (1)
(Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite or corequisite: NSCI 170. An introduction to the basic concepts of meteorology. The aim is to apply the scientific method and use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about experimental results in meteorology. Focus is on the observation, measurement, and analysis of weather data, including the interpretation of weather patterns and conditions found on weather maps, satellite images, radar imagery, and atmosphere diagrams. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 171 or NSCI 171.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22808 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Whitford, Dennis J Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 301 Laboratory Management and Safety (3)
Recommended: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. An overview of the role of scientific methodology, data handling, and management practices in research and manufacturing laboratories. The aim is to examine scientific principles; research and development practices; safety and health compliance; and management of laboratory personnel, space, inventory, and equipment. Assignments will address laboratory operating systems, finances and recordkeeping, safety regulations and procedures, data management, project planning, problem solving, procurement, personnel training, and communication with a broad array of stakeholders. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 301, MEDT 301, or NSCI 301.
21138 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Cabral-Rains, Rosa G Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 301 Laboratory Management and Safety (3)
Recommended: WRTG 112, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101S. An overview of the role of scientific methodology, data handling, and management practices in research and manufacturing laboratories. The aim is to examine scientific principles; research and development practices; safety and health compliance; and management of laboratory personnel, space, inventory, and equipment. Assignments will address laboratory operating systems, finances and recordkeeping, safety regulations and procedures, data management, project planning, problem solving, procurement, personnel training, and communication with a broad array of stakeholders. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GNSC 301, MEDT 301, or NSCI 301.
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23292 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Cabral-Rains, Rosa G Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
21139 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Manchester, Steven J Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
21791 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Limoges, Lance David Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
22048 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Cora-Hernandez, Mario GR Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22587 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Carpenter, Kerri Arnette Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23453 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Melmore, Ivor M. Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27239 4510 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 M 5:30P-8:30P Open Fort Meade (Hybrid)
Faculty: Adams, Ashley L Syllabus Course Materials
NSCI 362 Our Environment: Human Impact and Sustainable Choices (3)
A scientific examination of the impact humans have had on the global environment in the current era, the Anthropocene. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to evaluate human impact on the environment and strategies to mitigate this impact. Topics address sustainability as it relates to individual choices, collective responsibility, environmental stewardship, energy use, diet, and consumer behavior. Current scientific research is used to explore environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity losses, food security, and the economic implications of making sustainable choices. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 361, BEHS 365, ENMT 365, GNSC 361, HUMN 360, NSCI 361, or NSCI 362.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27240 5125 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Th 6:30P-9:30P Open Shady Grove (Hybrid)
Faculty: Naum, Marianna Syllabus Course Materials
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