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

SCIE 110 - Science in a Modern Society

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

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

Topics covered include: a discussion of the nature of science; a detailed analysis of the scientific method to help students understand how and why people study science; a study of some major scientific experiments and discoveries including the work of recent Nobel Prize winners; a look at the applications and implications of science and technology; ethical considerations in the role and responsibility of the scientist; and the analysis of current issues in science.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. 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; and
  2. Application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural (or physical) sciences.