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305. Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Hands-on instruction in the creation of origami works of fine art. Applications of folding materials in science, engineering, mathematics, and as a pedagogical tool in education.
(Lecture 3 hrs.)

308. Community and Careers in the Health Professions (3) S

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, upper division standing, and 3 units of Natural Sciences coursework.
Service-learning, capstone course developing students' critical thinking and analyzing issues on health care delivery including biomedical ethics. Students are required to provide service in a community health care agency. Provides understanding of community needs and fosters greater civic responsibility.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)

375. Science and Society (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing; 3 units of GE natural science courses.
Studying major discoveries in life and physical sciences impacting our lives. Examining technological advances, discussions of what is science, how is it done, and is it beneficial or destructive? Recent discoveries and underlying basic science also will be critically evaluated.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs)

390. Experience Succees Program for STEM Transfer Students (1)

Prerequisite: Open only to first semester transfer students with majors in CNSM or COE.
Learn to master time management, test taking skills, CV, professional statements and cover letter writing. Explore STEM careers. Learn about CNSM programs and opportunities which will support your professional growth.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hr)

490. Special Topics in the Natural Sciences (1-3)

Prerequisites: At least upper division standing in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and consent of instructor.
Faculty and student discussions and analysis of a current topic in the natural sciences.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1-3 hrs.)

492. Internships In Natural Science (3)

Prerequisites: Major in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, completion of 9 units of upper division science coursework, a 2.5 GPA overall or 2.75 GPA in the student's major, and consent of instructor prior to registration.
Qualifying students placed in a major or career-related assignment in private industry or at a public agency. May be placed in either a volunteer or paid work assignment. Teacher aide positions may be used for students interested in pursuing a career in science education in K-12 schools.
Learning assignments will be arranged through the Career Development Center and the instructor. Final written report required. Class attendance and internships to be arranged by the instructor. Minimum of 120 hours of field experience required. Credit/No credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units

496. Investigations in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Supervised study of current topics in the natural sciences or mathematics by a faculty member in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Letter grade only (A-F).


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