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Courses - Spring 2020
ANTH
Anthropology Department Site
ANTH222
Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, DVUP
Credit only granted for: ANTH220 or ANTH222.
An introduction to the evolution of human physiology and human behavior, the relationship between hominid and non-hominid primates, and the study of relationships between a population of humans and their biophysical environment.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
AOSC
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
AOSC200
Weather and Climate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with AOSC201) or DSNS, SCIS
Prerequisite: MATH107, MATH110, or MATH115.
Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in AOSC201.
Formerly: METO200.
Broad survey of the state of knowledge and problems of atmospheric science. Origin and structure of the atmosphere, meteorological observations, weather maps, forecasting, satellites, energetics, wind, general circulation, storms, severe weather, climate change, air pollution.

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AOSC201
Weather and Climate Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL
Corequisite: AOSC200.
Formerly: METO201.
Laboratory exercises to supplement AOSC200, including weather observations, weather map analysis, use of the Internet, forecasting practice and climate modeling.
Students must pay a $60.00 lab materials fee.
ASTR
Astronomy Department Site
ASTR101
General Astronomy
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL
Credit only granted for: ASTR100, ASTR101, or ASTR120.
Descriptive astronomy, appropriate for non-science majors. Sun, moon, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and evolution. Laboratory exercises include use of photographic material, computer simulations, and standard laboratory equipment.
Discussion sections and lab do not meet the first week of classes. Attend lecture before coming to discussion or lab section. Students must pay a $50.00 Laboratory Materials fee.
ASTR121
Introductory Astrophysics II - Stars and Beyond
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: ASTR120 and MATH140; or permission of CMNS-Astronomy department.
For students majoring in astronomy or with a strong interest in science. Includes instrumentation, stellar properties, stellar evolution, structure of the galaxy, other galaxies, large scale structure, Big Bang Theory, and future of the universe.
BSCI
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
BSCI courses are offered by the Biological Science Program and individual College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences departments, as indicated.

The sponsoring department for each course is provided in the course listing. Consult the sponsoring department if you have questions about an individual course (sponsoring departments BIOL - Department of Biology, 2227 Biol-Psyc Building; BSCI - Biological Sciences Program, 1322 Symons Hall; CBMG - Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, 1219 H.J. Patterson Building; ENTM - Entomology, 4112 PLS Building).

Registration in course sections which begin with "SES*" is restricted to students admitted into the Science in the Evening Program, administered through the Office of Extended Studies. For complete information, visit: http://oes.umd.edu/index.php?slab=sie, e-mail oes@umd.edu , or call 301-405-7762.

The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to consult the instructor prior to course enrollment to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required, and what alternatives, if any, are available.

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences enforces course prerequisites. Students who do not meet the course prerequisites will be administratively dropped from the course.

BSCI103
The World of Biology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSNL
Additional information: Not acceptable for degree requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
An introduction to modern biology for the non-science major. Major themes include molecular biology, cell biology, evolution and organismal biology. Relevance of study of biology to modern human life will be emphasized.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI103M
(Perm Req)
The World of Biology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSNL
Additional information: Not acceptable for degree requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
An introduction to modern biology for the non-science major. Major themes include molecular biology, cell biology, evolution and organismal biology. Relevance of study of biology to modern human life will be emphasized.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Must be taken within 12 months of the semester in which BSCI 103 is taken. A student is eligible to take this course only if the lab scores received in BSCI 103 the last time it was taken totalled at least 80 percent of the maximum possible total. These scores will count for part of the grade in BSCI 103M.
BSCI124
Plant Biology for Non-Science Students
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI125)
Restriction: For non-science majors only; and must not have completed BSCI105; and must not have completed BSCI170 or BSCI171.
Additional information: CORE Life Sciences Lab (LL) Course only when taken concurrently with BSCI 125.
A basic course in plant biology specifically designed for the non-science student. Emphasis is placed on an evolutionary and ecological approach to studying fundamental concepts and processes of plants, their place in the biosphere, the importance of plants to man, and the manner in which humans impact on plants and their environment. This course will not count toward graduation requirements for any student in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). CORE Life Sciences Lab (LL) Course only when taken concurrently with BSCI125.
BSCI160
Principles of Ecology and Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI161) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI106 or BSCI160.
Formerly: BSCI106.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on ecological and evolutionary biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI170
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI171) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI105 or BSCI170.
Formerly: BSCI105.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI).
BSCI170C
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI171) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI105 or BSCI170.
Formerly: BSCI105.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BSCI). Restricted to BSCI, CHEM and BCHM majors.
BSCI170H
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSCI171) or DSNS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: BSCI105 or BSCI170.
Formerly: BSCI105.
Basic principles of biology with special emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.
(Sponsoring Dept: BSCI).
BSCI201
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, neural, endocrine, and sensory systems. Course not acceptable toward major requirements in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI223
General Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105.
Fundamental concepts in morphology, physiology, genetics, immunology, ecology, and pathogenic microbiology. Applications of microbiology to medicine, the food industry and biotechnology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG) Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI283
Principles of Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI207 and BSCI222.
Credit only granted for: BSCI223 or BSCI283.
Additional information: Priority given to BSCI, BCHM and CHEM majors.
Introduction to microorganisms designed for science majors. Genetic principles underlying microbial abilities; microbial structure-function relationships; metabolism, physiology, and ecology of microorganisms; interactions between microorganisms (including pathogens) and their hosts.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
CHEM
Chemistry Department Site
CHEM131
Chemistry I - Fundamentals of General Chemistry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with CHEM132) or DSNS (if taken with CHEM132)
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Corequisite: CHEM132.
Recommended: For Science majors.
Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM131, CHEM135, CHEM153 or CHEM146.
Formerly: CHEM103.
An overview of the Periodic Table, inorganic substances, ionic and covalent bonding, bulk properties of materials, chemical equilibrium, and quantitative chemistry. CHEM131 is the first course in a four-semester sequence for students majoring in the sciences, other than Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.
ENST
Environmental Science and Technology Department Site
ENST200
Fundamentals of Soil Science
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL
Corequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132; or permission of AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology department.
Credit only granted for: ENST200 or NRSC200.
Formerly: NRSC200.
Study and management of soils as natural bodies, media for plant growth, and ecosystem components. Morphology, composition, formation, and conservation of soils. Chemical, biological, and physical properties are discussed in relation to the production of plants, the functioning of hydrologic and nutrient cycles, the protection of environmental quality, and engineering uses of soils.
GEOG
Geographical Sciences Department Site
GEOG201
Geography of Environmental Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with GEOG211)
A systematic introduction to the processes and associated forms of the atmosphere and earth's surfaces emphasizing the interaction between climatology, hydrology and geomorphology.
GEOL
Geology Department Site
GEOL100
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with GEOL110) or DSNS
Credit only granted for: GEOL100 or GEOL120.
Additional information: CORE Distributive Studies Physical Science Laboratory Course only when taken concurrently with GEOL 110.
A general survey of the rocks and minerals composing the earth, its surface features and the agents that form them, and the dynamic forces of plate tectonics.
GEOL120
Environmental Geology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with GEOL110) or DSNS
Credit only granted for: GEOL100 or GEOL120.
A review of geologic factors underlying many environmental problems and the interactions between population and physical environment: geologic hazards, land-use planning, conservation, mineral resources, waste disposal, land reclamation, and the geologic aspects of health and disease. The course is aimed at lower division students in education and liberal arts, and should be useful to any student concerned with geologic perspectives of environmental problems.
PHYS
Physics Department Site
PHYS106
Light, Perception, Photography, and Visual Phenomena
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS107)
Intended for the general student, this course will cover topics in optics which require minimal use of mathematics. Principles of optics, lenses, cameras, lasers and holography, physics of the eye, color vision and various visual phenomena such as rainbows.
PHYS121
Fundamentals of Physics I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: MATH112 or MATH115.
Credit only granted for: PHYS121, PHYS131, or PHYS331.
The first part of a two-semester course in general physics treating the fields of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Together with PHYS122, this generally satisfies the minimum requirement of medical and dental schools.
Physics Clinic, PHY 1214, MTWHF 12,2. If purchasing used books additional software may be required.

Students must pay a $50.00 lab materials fee.
PHYS122
Fundamentals of Physics II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL
Prerequisite: PHYS121; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: PHYS122, PHYS132, or PHYS332.
A continuation of PHYS121, which together with it, generally satisfies the minimum requirement of medical and dental schools.
Physics Clinic, PHY 1214, MTWHF 11,2. If purchasing used books additional software may be required.

Students must pay a $50.00 lab materials fee.
PHYS260
General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS261)
Prerequisite: PHYS161 and MATH141.
Corequisite: PHYS261.
Credit only granted for: PHYS142, PHYS260, or PHYS272.
Second semester of a three-semester calculus-based general physics course. Vibrations, waves, fluids; heat, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics; electrostatics, circuits, and magnetism. PHYS260 and PHYS261 must be taken in the same semester.
If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
PHYS270
General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light, Relativity and Modern Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS271)
Prerequisite: PHYS261, MATH241, and PHYS260.
Corequisite: PHYS271.
Third semester of a three-semester calculus-based general physics course. Electrodynamics, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, interference, diffraction, special theory of relativity, and modern physics. PHYS270 and PHYS271 (lab) must be taken in the same semester.
If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
PHYS272
Introductory Physics: Fields
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS275)
Prerequisite: PHYS161 or PHYS171; and MATH141; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH241.
Credit only granted for: PHYS142, (PHYS260 and PHYS261) or PHYS272..
Additional information: CORE Distributive Studies Physical Sciences Laboratory Course only when taken concurrently with PHYS275.
Second semester of a calculus based general physics course. Universal gravitation, electric and magnetic fields and potentials, simple circuits, Maxwell's equations in integral form. Continues the application of mathematics to conceptual models, now with more abstract components.
Cross-listed with PHYS272H. Credit granted for PHYS272 or PHYS272H.
PHYS272H
(Perm Req)
Introductory Physics: Fields
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PHYS275)
Prerequisite: PHYS161 or PHYS171; and MATH141; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH241.
Credit only granted for: PHYS142, (PHYS260 and PHYS261) or PHYS272..
Additional information: CORE Distributive Studies Physical Sciences Laboratory Course only when taken concurrently with PHYS275.
Second semester of a calculus based general physics course. Universal gravitation, electric and magnetic fields and potentials, simple circuits, Maxwell's equations in integral form. Continues the application of mathematics to conceptual models, now with more abstract components.
For general honors students only. Cross-listed with PHYS272. Credit granted for PHYS272 or PHYS272H.
PLSC
Plant Sciences
PLSC100
Introduction to Horticulture
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with PLSC111) or DSNS (if taken with PLSC111)
Credit only granted for: PLSC100 or PLSC110 and PLSC111.
Formerly: PLSC100.
An overview to the art and science of horticulture. Relationships between plant science and plant production, the use of horticultural plants and plant stress as influenced by cultural practices.
Students must pay a $50.00 lab materials fee.