Schedule of Classes




2023 Spring: January 11 - May 9

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.
20382 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Rowland, Thomas J 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.
20972 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Bickel, Mindy B 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.
23369 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Bailey, Bobby R. 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.
20383 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 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.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
20973 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Anderson, William M 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.
23370 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: 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.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
21097 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 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.
24149 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Bickel, Mindy B 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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22125 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 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.
24152 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Essama, Lysianne 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.
24651 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Closed 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.
25648 4060 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 W 6:30P-9:30P Open College Park (Hybrid)
Faculty: 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.
26927 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
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.
24155 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Whitford, Dennis J 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.
26928 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Ferandez, Dan V 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.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
21635 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Closed Online
Faculty: Wang, Xiaowei 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.
25647 5150 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 M 6:30P-9:30P Open Shady Grove (Hybrid)
Faculty: Lewis, Paul I Bldg/Room: Shady Grove Center, Bldg IV 3335 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.
26677 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 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.
20404 6980 15 Feb 2023-11 Apr 2023 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.
20946 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Boulton, April 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.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
21791 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 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.
24158 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Closed Online
Faculty: Anderson, William 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.
24763 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: 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.
25594 6825 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Th 5:30P-8:30P Open National Landing (Hybrid)
Faculty: Webster, Brettany 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.
25646 4665 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Th 6:30P-9:30P Open Hagerstown (Hybrid)
Faculty: MacAuley, Lorien E 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.
26493 3865 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open San Diego (Hybrid)
Faculty: Fine, Caitlin M Syllabus Course Materials
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