All UMBC students are required to complete two science GEP courses with the "S" designation. At least one science course must include a laboratory component, either as an integral part of the course or as a separate course with an "L" after the course number.
This winter, UMBC is offering 3 Science GEP courses geared toward non-science majors:
BIOL 101 (S - non-lab) - Concepts of Biology
MoTuWeThFr 9:30am - 12:00pm - 12 Seats Available
A broad overview of contemporary biological science. Major areas include the biochemistry of energy transformation, cell structure and function, Mendelian, molecular and population genetics, development and differentiation, plant and animal physiology, evolution, and ecology. This introductory Biology course is designed for non-majors and may not be used towards the BIOL, BIOC or BINF degrees. Prerequisite: High School Biology and Chemistry
BIOL 109 (S - plus-lab) - Life: Introduction to Modern Biology
MoTuWeThFr 11:00am - 12:15pm - 16 Seats Available
This is a lab-driven course designed to fulfill the university graduation requirement of a science lab. Topics covered will include basic biological concepts such as the nature of DNA, heredity, human genetics and the process of mutation, as well as modern issues such as forensic analysis of DNA and blood, the biology behind cancer and genetic diseases, and others as determined by current events and interest. The course includes a 75-minute lecture and 120-minute lab.
SCI 100 (S - plus lab) - Water; An Interdisciplinary Study (MS)
WeFr 9:00am - 12:10pm - Wait List
WeFr 1:00pm - 4:10pm - Wait List
An interdisciplinary lab science experience that integrates biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics into a single, three-credit course with a unifying theme of water. Topics covered may include: Water Quality, Unique Physical and Chemical Properties of Water, Biological Importance of Water, Water in the Earth's Environment, and Water and Policy. The course consists of a combination of lecture, discussion, laboratory exercises and fieldwork. Frequent access to a computer with an internet connection is a requirement in this course; students will be expected to participate online regularly. This course is intended for those students not majoring in the natural/physical sciences or engineering, and it satisfies the GFR and GEP graduation requirement for a laboratory-based science course.
Register October 22 - January 2