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PSCI 141 Introduction to Research in STEM

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Intended for those students who are interested in exploring their scientific identity, values, community, and interest in pursuing STEM major classes. Introductory science class that studies fundamental principles of the biological, chemical, and physical sciences as they relate to food, food justice, and the role of scientific research in society. This includes an examination of the scientific principles underlying human nutrition and food and water quality. The laboratory and lecture components of this course cover theoretical and applied concepts of the sciences. Emphasis on how society and science affect each other. Students will have hands-on experience of fundamental practical skills necessary for success working in entry-level jobs in STEM-related industries and academic research.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a, E5d
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC