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Science

Biology

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BIOL 041: After learning about the scientific method, students will study life at its most basic level, the cell. Students will then use the cell as a foundation for understanding how life evolves, including a detailed discussion of DNA, genetics, and evolution. Each lesson in this course includes an interview with a professional in a career related to biology. Two thousand years ago most people agreed that life, death, sickness, and health were the result of fickle gods. Today we know a little more about the principles behind life and seek to learn more through the study of biology. BIOL 043: Students will continue studying life, but with a progressively wider lens by discovering the variety of life that has evolved, determining how to categorize different living things, and comparing how these living things interact with their environment.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Earth Science

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EARTH 041: In this course students will learn about the science behind recent natural disasters involving hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Students will also learn about the structure of our atmosphere and how it makes life on earth possible. EARTH 043: This course is a study of natural and manmade systems of the universe, including the solar, energy, atmospheric, and biological systems.

Details:

  • Course Length: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

 Environmental Science

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Students in Environmental Science will learn about the fundamentals of ecology: rocks, minerals, and soil; biomes; surface water and oceans; and earth and energy resources and human impact on these resources.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Astronomy

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In this non mathematical look at astronomy, students will learn what people have traditionally thought about space and how scientists currently study it.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Chemistry

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CHEM 041: This is an introductory chemistry course that includes topics such as matter and energy, the atomic theory, electron clouds and probability, the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical formulas, and balancing equations. This course has few mathematical computations and includes several virtual lab demonstrations. CHEM 043: This course is a continuation of introductory chemistry and includes topics such as moles, states of matter, behaviors of gases, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibriums, solubility, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters 
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Required Materials:
    • Students will need a scientific calculator and a computer with CD-ROM drive (Windows 2000/Mac OS X or newer).
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Human Anatomy

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The question, “How does the human body do what it does?” is answered in BIOL 049 through an in-depth study of systems in the human body, including the digestive, respiratory, immune, circulatory, and reproductive systems. 

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

EARTH 055: Meteorology

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In Meteorology, students will learn how severe weather conditions like hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms develop. In this nonmathematical look at meteorology, students will also learn why the earth has seasons and how water in the atmosphere affects weather.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Physics

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PHSCS 041: This physics course is a mathematical treatment of motion and inertia, Newton’s laws, momentum and energy, circular motion and gravitation, gravitational interactions and satellites, etc. This course includes instructions for lab activities that can be completed with commonly available equipment. PHSCS 043: This physics course is a mathematical treatment of momentum, wave and sound, light and color, electric charges and fields, current and circuits, gravity magnetism, nuclear reaction, etc. This course includes instructions for lab activities that can be completed with commonly available equipment.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Prerequisites: Algebra I/Secondary Math I