Students will use reasoning skills characteristic of common scientific and mathematical practice to do one or more of the following: to solve problems, to interpret observations, to make predictions, to design experiments for the testing of hypotheses, or to prove theorems. Through a balanced picture of past successes and current uncertainties in science or mathematics, they will come to understand the cumulative, historical nature of the development of science and mathematics. The specific scientific or mathematical content of these courses can be useful to students, not only as “examples” of scientific or mathematical methods, but as knowledge which can enhance their lives outside the classroom or their studies in other subjects.
- One course (3 units). Select from among:
BIOL 309 , BIOL 316 , BIOL 318 , BIOL 320 , BIOL 321 , BIOL 323 , BIOL 325 , BIOL 326 , BIOL 327 , BIOL 328 , BIOL 329 , BIOL 336 , BIOL 338 , BIOL 339 , BIOL 348
CHEM 311 , CHEM 312 , CHEM 313, CHEM 315 , CHEM 316 , CHEM 318
CS 301 , CS 305 , CS 306 , CS 307
MATH 303 , MATH 304 , MATH 308 , MATH 315
PHYS 307 , PHYS 315 , PHYS 350, PHYS 351 , PHYS 356 , PHYS 357
The courses listed above satisfy this General Education requirement at the time the catalog was published. Check the Class Schedule for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.
Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be double-counted in any other category of the GE program and may not be double-counted in the student’s major.
A major in the natural sciences (Applied Physics, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics) may satisfy the BB requirement as follows:
He or she may take any upper-division course offered by one of the departments in the natural sciences (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics) as long as the following hold: (1) the course is not offered by the department of the student’s major, (2) the course is not cross-listed in the department of the student’s major. This course may be used (and double-count) toward the requirements of the student’s major. Students should consult their academic advisors before choosing such a course. This provision applies retroactively to all CSUSM majors in the natural sciences.