UBIO 113 – Evolution (3 credits)
This course is designed for non-science majors interested in understanding the theory of evolution. An understanding of evolution requires knowledge of the scientific process, how hypotheses are formulated, and the definition of scientific theory. These topics are covered at the beginning of the course. Other topics include a discussion of the origin of life on Earth, biographical information about Charles Darwin and discussion of his books The Voyage of the Beagle and On the Origin of Species, the evidence supporting the theory of evolution, basic concepts in genetics, and a comparison between artificial and natural selection. The course concludes with a discussion of evolutionary developmental biology and human evolution.
UPOL 101 – American Government & Politics (3 credits)
An introduction to basic concepts, functions, and processes of politics and government, using the American system as a model. The course includes topics such as political socialization, constitutional government, legislative process, presidential leadership and bureaucracy, the role of the judiciary, elections, political parties, interest groups, and problems of civil rights.