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Natural Sciences GN Course Selections

The science courses listed below may be used to fulfill the 3 credits each of biological, earth, and physical sciences required as prerequisites to SCIED 458 in the Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED) major. Students must select one course from each requirement.

NOTE:

  • All students must take one lab course, which are indicated by an asterisk on this list.
  • All students must complete one biological course, one earth science course, and one physical science course prior to enrolling in SCIED 458.
  • All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.
  • Students choosing to take a SCIED course must submit a petition for it to count as one of the three GN requirements. Students may submit an academic petition to request the use of other courses. A rationale for using a particular course, written by the student, must be part of the petition.

 


Biological Requirement
AGECO 121 (GN), Plant Stress: It’s Not Easy Being Green
BMB 001 (GN), Understanding the Bases of Human Disease

BI SC 001 (GN), Structure and Function of Organisms

BI SC 002 (GN), Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution

BI SC 003 (GN), Environmental Science

BI SC 004 (GN), Human Body: Form and Function

BIOL 011 (GN), Introductory Biology I (associated lab is BIOL 012)

*BIOL 012 (GN), Introductory Biology II (lab)

*BIOL 110 (GN), Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity

BIOL 120A (GN; US; IL), Plants, Places, and People

BIOL 127 (GN), Introduction to Plant Biology

*BIOL 129 (4) (GN), Mammalian Anatomy

BIOL 133 (GN), Genetics and Evolution of the Human Species

BIOL 141 (GN), Introductory Physiology (associated lab is BIOL 142)

*BIOL 142 (1) (GN), Physiology Lab

BIOL 155 (GN), Introduction to the Biology of Aging

BIOL 177 (GN), Biology of Sex

BIOL 220W (4) (GN), Biology: Populations and Communities

BIOL 230W (4) (GN), Biology: Molecules and Cells

BIOL 240W (4) (GN), Biology: Function and Development of Organisms

ENT 202 (GN), The Insect Connection

HORT 101 (GN), Horticultural Science

HORT 150 (GN), Plants and Human Context

METEO 122 (GN), Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wind

MICRB 106 (GN), Elementary Microbiology (associated lab is MICRB 107)

*MICRB 107 (1) (GN), Elementary Microbiology Lab

*SCIED/EARTH 297D (GN), Fossil Mammals and Biotic Response to Climate Change
*SCIED/ENT 497D (GN), Insect Connections for Educators
W F S 209 (GN), Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
AN SC 300 (GN), Integrated Animal Biology

PPATH 120 (GN), The Fungal Jungle: A Mycological Safari From Truffles to Slime Molds

 


Earth Science Requirement
*AGECO 122 (GN), Atmospheric Environment: Growing in the Wild

ASTRO 001 (GN), Astronomical Universe

ASTRO 010 (2) (GN), Elementary Astronomy (associated lab is ASTRO 011)

*ASTRO 011 (1) (GN), Elementary Astronomy Lab

ASTRO 120 (GN), The Big Bang Universe

ASTRO 140 (GN), Life in the Universe

ASTRO 291 (GN), Astronomical Methods and the Solar System

ASTRO 292 (GN), Astronomy of the Distant Universe

EARTH 002 (GN), The Earth System

EARTH 100 (GN), Environmental Earth Science

EARTH 101 (GN; US), Natural Disasters: Hollywood vs. Reality

EARTH 103 (GN), Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impact Over the Next Century

EGEE 101 (GN), Energy and the Environment
EM SC 121 (GN), Minerals and Modern Society

EM SC 150 (GN; IL), Out of the Fiery Furnace

*GEOG 010 (GN), Introduction to Physical Geography (Not to be taken with GEOG 115)

GEOG 110 (GN), Climates of the World

GEOG 115 (GN), Landforms of the World (Not to be taken with GEOG 010)

GEOSC 001, Physical Geology
*GEOSC 002 (GN), Historical Geology

GEOSC 010 (GN), Geology of the National Parks

GEOSC 020 (GN), Planet Earth (Not offered at University Park
)
GEOSC 021 (GN), Earth and Life: Origin and Evolution

*GEOSC 040 (GN), The Sea Around Us

GEOSC 109H (GN), Earthquakes, Nuclear Explosions and Society

GEOSC 110H (GN), The Science of Gemstones

MATSE 101 (GN), Energy and the Environment

*METEO 003 (GN), Introductory Meteorology

METEO 005 (GN), Severe and Unusual Weather

METEO 101 (GN), Introduction to Weather Forecasting

*SCIED/EARTH 297B (GN), Fundamentals of Climate Science

*SCIED/EARTH 297D (GN), Fossil Mammals and Biotic Response to Climate Change
SOILS 101 (GN), Introductory Soil Sciences
STS 055 (GN), Space, Science, and Technology

 


Physical Science Requirement
ASTRO 001 (GN), Astronomical Universe

ASTRO 010 (2), (GN), Elementary Astronomy (associated lab is ASTRO 011)

*ASTRO 011 (1) (GN), Elementary Astronomy Lab

ASTRO 120 (GN), The Big Bang Universe

ASTRO 140 (GN), Life in the Universe

CHEM 001 (GN), Molecular Science

*CHEM 003 (GN), Molecular Science with Lab

*CHEM 101 (GN), Introductory Chemistry

CHEM 110 (GN), Chemical Principles I

*CHEM 111 (GN), Experimental Chemistry I

EGEE 101 (GN), Energy and the Environment

MATSE 081 (GN; IL), Materials in Today’s World

MATSE 101 (GN), Energy and the Environment

PHYS 001 (GN), The Science of Physics

PHYS 150 (GN), Technical Physics

PHYS 250 (GN), Introductory Physics I

PHYS 251 (GN), Introductory Physics II

*SCIED/PHYS 297C (GN), Investigating Sound and Light
*SCIED/ENGR 497C (GN), Exploring the Science and Engineering of Robotics
*SCIED/ENGR 497F (GN), Introduction to Engineering for Education

STS 055 (GN), Space, Science, and Technology