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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | General Science - 2 courses
GSCI100 Simply Science (Fall and Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This introductory general science class focuses on the scientific thought process (scientific method) and basic science concepts to build a solid foundation of science knowledge in preparation for transfer-level science courses. Students will attain effective learning strategies and study skills as they gain scientific confidence. Individual responsibility and accountability are emphasized through homework, in-class assignments, teamwork, and class participation. Topics covered include an overview of science disciplines, scientific method and experimental design, metric system and measurements, matter, basic chemistry, movement processes, cells, mitosis and meiosis. Labs provide hands-on practice of the scientific method, data gathering, experimental design, and analysis. Class size is limited to guarantee individual attention and to promote active participation.
NotesWith grade of C or better, students are prepared to take any transfer level course.

GSCI105 Human Body Structure and Function (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Basic study of the Anatomy and Physiology of the human body systems including an introduction to chemistry, cells and tissue. For each system associated diseases their causes and symptoms will be discussed.
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