General Science (GS) Courses
Descriptions of courses offered in the General Science Department
Introductory survey of topics in geology, astronomy, oceanology, and meteorology. Earth materials and processes of geology are emphasized. Three hours lecture-discussion-demonstration per week. Offered in online format. Prerequisite: minimum ACT math score of 19 or SAT math score of at least 480, or MTH 0153 or higher.
An introduction to the basic facts of astronomy, including the history and basic assumptions of astronomy. The course takes the "regions" approach, beginning with an understanding of common phenomenon on earth and moving to the solar system, nearby star systems, the galaxy, and the universe at large. Some discussion of how concepts in modern astronomy relate to notions within the Christian faith is included.