Natural Sciences (NSCI) Courses

College of Natural and Health Sciences

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NSCI 475 Data Visualization (3) This team-taught course provides an interdisciplinary framework for learning cutting-edge data visualization techniques. The class enables students from varied disciplines to work together and develop collaborative projects. Students are taught hands-on-skills for creating effective data visualization products and tools that can be applied to a broad range of scientific disciplines. Pre: Junior or Senior standing and one of the following: CS 150, ART 112, or a prior course in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ENSC, GEOL, MARE or PHYS. Co-Req: CS/ART/NSCI 475L (Same as ART/CS 475)

NSCI 475L Data Visualization Lab (1) (lab) Hands-on training with the various software tools used throughout CS/ART/NSCI 475. Course is repeatable twice for a total of 3 credits. Co-Req: CS/ART/NSCI 475 or Instructor's Consent (Same as CS/ART 475L)

NSCI 476 Communicating Science (3) Introduction to theory and practice of communicating science to general audiences, focusing on adults but including teens and children. Pre: Senior standing and six credits from upper division courses in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ENSC, GEOL, MARE, or PHYS.


NSCI x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

NSCI x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.