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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SGR #6

Natural Sciences (6 credit hours)

Students will understand the fundamental principles of the natural sciences and apply scientific methods of inquiry to investigate the natural world.

Student Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:

  1. Explain the nature of science including how scientific explanation are formulated, tested, and modified or validated,
  2. Distinguish between scientific and non-scientific evidence and explanations, and use scientific evidence to construct arguments related to contemporary issues,
  3. Apply basic observational, quantitative, or technological methods to gather and analyze data and generate evidence-based conclusions in a laboratory setting, and
  4. Understand and apply foundational knowledge and discipline-specific concepts to address issues, solve problems, or predict natural phenomena.

Each course meeting this goal includes the following student learning outcomes:
Required: #1, #2, #3, and #4




* Combinations not permitted because of excessive duplication
BIOL 104 with BIOL 101/103/151/153
BIOL 151 with BIOL 103
BIOL 153 with BIOL 101
CHEM 104 with CHEM 106/107/112/114/116
CHEM 112 with CHEM 106
CHEM 116 with CHEM 106/114
ESCI 104 with ESCI 101
PHYS 104 with PHYS 111/113/211/213
PHYS 211 with PHYS 111
PHYS 213 with PHYS 113