Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

SLS 262 Life Science in Context(RLA)

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits. The connections among fundamental issues from the daily world and the respective underlying life-science concepts. It is integrated with and complements SLS 261 by stimulating a perception of an interconnected nature. Through lectures and laboratory work, students will analyze concepts and phenomenon in nature such as the properties of air, pollutants, the chemistry of global warming, acid rain, plastics and polymers, nutrition, and genetic engineering. The course will develop the student's independent problem/analysis skill while building a global awareness of chemical processes. Prerequisite: A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of C in SLS 261.