Distribution Requirements

Inquiry in the Natural Sciences


These courses help students expand their scientific literacy through an acquaintance with the natural sciences and with the types of inquiry in those disciplines, developed by engagement in active and rigorous study of scientific problems. (Designated by "INS" following a course number in the course descriptions.)

Here’s a sample of the many courses that satisfy this requirement:

Investigating Earth
Chemistry of Consumer Goods
Remote Sensing of the Ocean: A View from the Top
Introductory Astronomy
Plant Responses to the Environment
Understanding Climate Change

Most introductory science courses satisfy one or both of these requirements: Mathematical, Computational, or Statistical Reasoning and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences.

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