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190A. Experience Success Program - 1 (1)

Prerequisite: Open to Freshman only.
Learn and adopt organizational time management study and test taking skills. Increase your awareness of science and mathematics related career options. Make connections with CNSM programs, resources, and people.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hr)

190B. Experience Success Program - 2 (1)

Prerequisite: NSCI 190A.
Explore science/math careers via job shadowing experiences and community based mini-internships. Learn about summer internship and research opportunities.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hr.)

191. Selected Topics in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (1-3)

Prerequisite: Lower division pre-major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, or Physics
Specific topics of current interest in the natural sciences.
(Lecture 1 hr/unit). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Letter Grading only (A-F)

296 - Introduction to Research Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and pre-major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, or Physics.
Course introduces student to principles of experimentation, hypotheses formation and testing, measurement, naturalistic observation, correlation studies, analysis, and reporting common across the biomedical and behavorial sciences. Course will focus on various experimental paradigms and techniques used in laboratory-based research. (Lecture 3 hours).
Letter grading only (A-F).


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