Academics

Course Descriptions

Interdisciplinary Science (IDS)


IDS 101  Interdisciplinary Science I  (5)
First of a three-quarter sequence integrated science course involving physics, chemistry, biology and geology. Uses climate and global change as a theme to develop basic concepts in science, such as measurement, analysis of data, hypothesis generation, and testing. Students collect and analyze data in physics, chemistry, biology and geology that relate to the topic of climate and global change. Includes field trips during class time to locations near the college. PREREQUISITE: MATH 097 or concurrent enrollment and eligible for ENGL& 101. No previous college science or instructor's permission. Satisfies a lab or natural science requirement for AA degree.
IDS 102  Interdisciplinary Science 2  (5)
Second of a three-quarter sequence integrated science course involving physics, chemistry, biology and geology. Uses climate and global change as a theme to develop basic concepts in science, such as measurement, analysis of data, hypothesis generation and testing. Students collect and analyze data in physics, chemistry, biology and geology that relate to the topic of climate and global change. May include field trips during class time to locations near the college. PREREQUISITE: IDS 101 and eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a lab or natural science requirement for AA degree.

IDS 103  Interdisciplinary Science 3  (5)
Last of the three-quarter sequence integrated science course involving physics, chemistry, biology and geology. Uses climate and global change as a theme to develop basic concepts in science, such as measurement, analysis of data, hypothesis generation and testing. Students collect and analyze data in physics, chemistry, biology and geology that relate to the topic of climate and global change. May include field trips during class time to locations near the college. PREREQUISITE: IDS 102 and eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a lab or natural science requirement for AA degree.