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The Natural Sciences Department: General Science

Here is an overview of the course offerings in the Science Department at York County Community College

General Science Courses

BIO 120 - Human Nutrition
3 credits/3 contact hours

This course examines the basic principles of human nutrition during the lifecycle from infancy throughout adulthood.  The functions of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, and water will be discussed in relationship to growing and maintaining life. The effects of a deficiency or overabundance of each nutrient will be explored, as well as the role of nutrition in preventing and managing human diseases such as obesity, eating disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer.  Prerequisite:  none.


SCI 100 - Topics in Science
3 credits/3 contact hours

This course provides an exploration of a special topic or emerging issue in the field of science.  Topics discussed will be outside of those carried in the the catalog on a regular basis.  The course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies.  Prerequisite:  none.



SCI 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental science. Topics including energy, resources, and waste management and air, water, and soil pollution are addressed within ecological and social contexts. Classroom discussions and projects will focus on current local, state, national, and international issues. The main purpose of the course is to engage students in a dialog that goes beyond superficial explanations of complex events. Over the course of the semester, students will develop skills in gathering and assessing information concerning specific environmental issues, identifying and evaluating options to deal with those issues, and appreciating the implications of selecting (or not selecting) any of those options.  Prerequisite:  none.


Not all courses are taught every semester. For the latest course offerings, see the Course Schedules page of the college website. For information on how to register for classes, click here.