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  • Astronomy (ASTR 101)
    Introduction to the universe, with emphasis on conceptual, as contrasted to mathematical, comprehension. Modern theories, observations; ideas concerning nature, evolution of galaxies; quasars, stars, black holes, planets, and solar systems.

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  • The Planets (ASTR 150)
    Survey of the planets of the solar system, with emphases on recent space exploration of the planets and on the comparative evolution of the Earth and the other planets.
  • Climate and Climate Change (ATM S 211)
    The nature of the global climate system. Factors influencing climate including interactions among the atmosphere, oceans, solid earth, and biosphere. Stability and sensitivity of climate system. Global warming, ozone depletion, and other human influences. Intended for nonmajors.
  • Introductory Biology: Addiction and the Brain (BIOL 100)
    Explore the effects of a range of mood-altering drugs to learn about brain structures, brain chemicals and genetic differences in people's response to drugs.
  • Introduction to General Chemistry (CHEM 110)
    Introduction to general chemistry with an emphasis on developing problem solving skills. Covers basic concepts of chemistry along with the mathematics required for quantitative problem solving.
  • Introduction to Geological Sciences (ESS 101)
    Survey of the physical systems that give the earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and surface processes and the relevance to mankind. Stresses the value of rocks and earth forms in the understanding of past events.
  • Oceanography of the Pacific Northwest (OCEAN 101)
    Introduces the fundamental principle of oceanography by focusing on the waters that surround us - the Washington coast and Puget Sound. Investigates the geologic history of the Pacific Northwest, and the physics, chemistry, and biology of coastal waters using case studies.
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