Course Catalog : Subject Area




Natural Science Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
NAS 131 Astronomy I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the milky way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
NAS 132 Astronomy II
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the milky way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
NAS 206 Design and Application of Scientific Research
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Successful completion ("C" or better) of one two semester science lab course sequence. Co-requisite: MTH 240 and enrollment in second two-semester lab science sequence. Explores advanced topics in scientific research. Exposes students to a variety of research approaches and scientific disciplines. Introduces research design, data collection and analysis of data. Provides students an opportunity to design their own experiments, including collecting and analyzing data as appropriate, drawing conclusions and determining the statistical reliability of those conclusions. Lecture 3 hours per week.
NAS 293 Studies in Natural Science
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): CHM 112 or BIO 102 or instructor permission. Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering. Lecture 3 hours per week.