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CHEMISTRY 171H
General-Inorganic Chemistry I HC (4)

First course of three quarters of Gen. Chem. for science and engineering majors. Includes scientific measurement, atomic structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry, aqueous solutions and reactions, gas laws and theory, basic thermodynamics and nuclear chem. Course includes lecture and seminar. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 181 is required. Prerequisite: Recent high school chemistry or CHEM& 121 with a 2.0 or better and ENGL 099, EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101 and placement into MATH& 141; or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES & 220H
Public Speaking HC (5)

Build confidence when speaking with others. Learn to influence others by critically listening to and crafting organized, informative and persuasive speeches. Conduct responsible research on topics appropriate for your audience. Use sound reasoning and strong delivery to achieve effective presentation skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EAP 099/ENGL 099 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGLISH & 101H
English Composition I HC (5)

Students write essays that display focus, organization, appropriate style, and technical control. They develop skills in critical thinking and close reading of texts and respond in writing and discussion to assigned topics. Prerequisite: Completion of EAP 099, ENGL 099 or equivalent with a 2.0 or better, or placement into ENGL& 101, or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGLISH & 102H
Composition II: Reasoning/Research/Writing HC (5)

Students write research essays on various topics. Using both traditional and new information technologies, they develop skills as researchers, critical thinkers and writers of documented analysis and argumentation. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOGRAPHY & 100H
Introduction to Geography HC (5)

An introduction to the diverse field of geography. Introduction to physical and human geography with an emphasis on the nature and complexity of the human imprint on the Earth's surface. Survey of major topical issues studied by geographers including landforms, climate, population, culture, cities and government. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or EAP 090. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOGRAPHY 204H
Weather/Climate and Ecosystems HC (5)

An introduction to Earth's atmosphere and ecosystems. Focus on atmospheric and biological patterns and processes and their measurement and representation. Topics include global, North American and local (Northwest and Puget Sound) perspectives including climate change. A lab science distribution credit. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090 or EAP 090 with a 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

GEOLOGY & 101H
Introduction to Physical Geology HC (5)

An introductory-level geology course with laboratory exploring the Earth's materials and major geologic processes including plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism and mountain building. Mandatory decimal grading.

HONORS 100
Questions and Methods (5)

Cornerstone class for Honors Program. Students will examine diverse ways of asking and answering the enduring questions of the natural world and human society. Prerequisites: Admission to Honors Program and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL& 102 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

HONORS 101
Honors College Seminar (0)

Developing students' personal leadership visions and complementary skills for success. Class builds the critical skills to become effective students and transfer applicants, in the framework of their leadership visions, to ensure they establish a strong foundation for the future. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors College at Shoreline. Student option grading.

HONORS 200
Questions and Methods (5)

Cornerstone class for Honors Program. Students will examine diverse ways of asking and answering the enduring questions of the natural world and human society. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL& 102 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

HONORS 201
Honors Transfer Seminar (0)

Successfully identify, apply to, and transfer to a four-year college that is a strong academic and financial "fit" for each individual. Development of both non-cognitive and hard skills. A focus on self-knowledge and self-advocacy will compliment lessons that guide participants through key college application milestones. Prerequisite: Admission to The Honors College at Shoreline. Student option grading.

HONORS 250
Honors Seminar (3)

As the second course of the Honors Program sequence, students will explore their thesis topic with the aid of a faculty mentor with the focus of understanding and evaluating the theories, concepts, statistics or other information as related to their topic. Prerequisite: HNRS 100; ENGL& 102 are strongly recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

HONORS 285
Special Topics in Honors (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Honors.

HONORS 292
Special Topics in Honors (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Honors. Student option grading.

HONORS 293
Special Topics in Honors (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Honors. Student option grading.

HONORS 295
Special Topics in Honors (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Honors. Student option grading.

HONORS 296
Honors Capstone (2)

Course designed around a common issue or theme. Students complete and present individual honors thesis projects. Prerequisite: HNRS 250. Mandatory decimal grading.

HONORS 298
Individual Project in Honors (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Honors. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

HONORS 299
Individual Project in Honors (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Honors. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

MATHEMATICS & 146H
Introduction to Stats HC (5)

Analysis of data through graphical and numerical methods, linear regression, the Normal distribution, data collection, elementary probability, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: MATH 098 (2.0 or better), MATH 099 (2.0 or better), or placement into MATH& 146, AND placement into ENGL 099 or EAP 099. Mandatory decimal grading.

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES 105H
Introduction to Multicultural Studies HC (5)

Students will develop a personal and historical understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities & culture; and how these issues are used in the distribution of power and privilege in the U.S. Prerequisite: ENGL 099 witha 2.0 or better or placement into ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHILOSOPHY & 101H
Introduction to Philosophy HC (5)

Examination and discussion of important philosophical arguments pertinaing to the classic questions of philosophy, including: Does God exist? What is truth? How does knowledge differ from opinion? What is consciousness? Do we have free will? What is justice? Prerequisite: Recommend successful completion of ENGL 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHILOSOPHY 240H
Introduction to Ethics HC (5)

What is the basis of human rights? Which rights, if any, should be universal? What, if anything, is truly good in itself? What is social justice? Join this course for lively philosophical discussions on these and other big questions pertaining to the nature of right and wrong, good and bad. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE & 202H
Intro to American Government and Politics HC (5)

This course provides an introduction to the U.S. political system. Students examine how the political process in the United States addresses significant public problems and conflicts in American society. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY & 100H
General Psychology HC (5)

Course provides an introduction to the scientific study of the biological, mental, and social factors that influence human behavior. Topics covered include: personality, learning, memory, critical thinking, intelligence, psychological disorders, and treatments. Mandatory decimal grading.