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GS - General Science

GS104 (4 credits)
Physical Science (Physics)
First of the general science series and a prerequisite to many other science courses. Presents an integrated study of forces and motions in the physical world. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisites: MTH60 and RD90 or WR91or designated placement score. Recommended prerequisite: MTH65.

GS104L
Physical Science: Physics Lab
Lab associated with G104.

GS106 (4 credits)
Physical Science: Earth Science
Introduces various branches of earth science. Includes basic terminology, fundamental processes, and respective interrelationships. Includes rocks and minerals, the structure of the earth, water, geologic history, the atmosphere, weather, the solar system, stars, and introduces cosmology. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisite: GS104.

GS106L
Physical Science: Earth Science Lab
Lab associated with G106.

GS107 (4 credits)
Physical Science: Astronomy
Discusses topics of astronomy including comets, moons, planets, stars, the sun, star galaxies, black holes, pulsars, and quasars. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections. Prerequisites: GS104 or PH201 or PH211 or MTH111 or CHEM221.

GS107L
Physical Science: Astronomy Lab
Lab associated with G107.

GS108 (4 credits)
Physical Science: Oceanography
Presents a basic understanding of oceanic processes, and a comprehensive overview of the marine sciences. Designed to introduce the history of marine science, surveying ocean physics, chemistry, and biology. Presenting topics including: plate tectonics, surface current patterns, wave dynamics, tides, geologic features of the sea floor, coastlines, the life and ecology of the ocean world (marine animals and communities), marine resources, and environmental concerns. Having successfully completed this course, the student should be able to comprehend and identify the interrelationships and workings of the physical, chemical, botanical, and zoological worlds of the water. Coastal day trip included: students should expect to pay for food, transportation, and any entrance fees. Prerequisite: MTH60 or designated placement score.

GS108L
Physical Science: Oceanography Lab
Lab associated with G108.

GS170 (4 credits)
Regional Field Studies
Field studies involving hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. Offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. Involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement test scores. Other prerequisites may apply depending on the specific offering.

GS170CV (4 credits)
Regional Field Geology: The Volcanoes of Southern Oregon
Field studies involve hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. This course offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. It involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

GS170MLV (4 credits)
Regional Field Geology: Medicine Lake Volcano
Field studies involve hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. This course offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. It involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

GS170MM (4 credits)
Regional Field Geology: Volcanic Evolution of Mt. Mazama
Field studies involve hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. This course offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. It involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

GS170NC (4 credits)
Regional Field Geology: Newberry Caldera
Field studies involve hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. This course offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. It involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize studentswith the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

GS170OC (4 credits)
Regional Field Geology: Geology and Geomorphology of Southern Oregon Coast
Field studies involve hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. This course offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. It involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

GS170RUD (4 credits)
Regional Field Geology: The Rogue-Umpqua Divide
Field studies involve hiking, camping, traveling by car, and possible overnight stays. This course offers introductory field studies of specific Pacific Northwest regions. It involves both classroom preparation and site visits to familiarize students with the geology and surrounding landforms of the region being studied. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

GS170L
Regional Field Studies Lab
Lab associated with GS170 course.

GS199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: General Science
Offers individual and small group studies in a variety of science topics. May include ecological, biological, geological, and/or climatological emphasis. Prerequisites: May vary depending on subject offerings.

GS280 (variable credits)
CWE/General Science
Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program. Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.