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Science, Mathematics, and Technology              College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Person:

H. Leonardo Martinez,

Department of Chemistry,  (310) 243-3376

 

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated
for each term by a number in parentheses following the title.  Departments may indicate the term in which they expect to offer
the course by the use of:  “F” (fall), “S” (spring) or “EOY” (every other year).

 

Upper Division

SMT 310  Science and Technology (3) FS.

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirements.

An assessment of the interrelationships of Science and Technology.  Study of the development of technological advances and the scientific principles behind them. 

SMT 312  Natural Processes and Human Welfare (3) FS. 

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirement.

Impact of natural events on human activities and vice versa.  Mankind’s uneasy relationship with atmosphere, ocean and not-so-solid earth. 

SMT 314  Introduction to Cosmology (3) FS. 

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirements. 

An introduction to the major theories of the origin and structure
of the universe and the evidence for them, with attention to the way earlier ideas have been incorporated in modern thought.  The “Big Bang Theory” will be examined in depth. 

SMT 416  Earth Sciences for Teachers (3) FS.

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirements.

Study of planet earth including such topics as geology, volcanoes, earthquakes, fossils, oceanography, weather, and astronomy as appropriate for elementary and junior high school teachers. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.