2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 270 - The Science of Monster Movies

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

An exploration of scientific possibility through the lens of monster movies. Concepts of media studies and scientific principles will be considered. Only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. The student will demonstrate 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 mathematical analysis. MEASURE: Students will be assessed on their reading of primary scientific literature to determine if the source has information relevant to the monster movie under consideration.
  2. Students will demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural (or physical) sciences.
    MEASURE: Students will be assessed on their ability to apply scientific data from primary literature to determine if events in monster movies are scientifically possible or not.