2023 - 2024 College Catalog 
    
    Jul 22, 2024  
2023 - 2024 College Catalog

General Education: Natural Science and Scientific Reasoning (23NS) and Critical Thinking and Reasoning (23RE)


Required Knowledge and Skills Area: Natural Science and Scientific Reasoning

To meet this General Education requirement, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling; and
  2. demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.

Required Core Competency: Critical Thinking and Reasoning

To meet this General Education requirement, students will be able to:

  1. clearly articulate an issue or problem;
  2. identify, analyze, and evaluate ideas, data, and arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work;
  3. acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias; and
  4. develop well-reasoned (logical) arguments to form judgments and/or draw conclusions.

 

Note: While these courses satisfy both the “Natural Sciences and Scientific Reasoning” and the “Critical Thinking and Reasoning” General Education requirements at SUNY Delhi, transfer courses may not satisfy both categories. Transfer coursework satisfies General Education requirements based on how the course was offered at the college/university where the course was taken.