UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Courses

SCI 100. Science for Life (3)

This course gives college students the skills and knowledge to promote success and instill lifelong learning with emphasis in science, mathematics and technology. The course will provide students with tools to examine their personal, academic and career choices through introspection, consultation, discussion, experimentation and traditional classroom exercises using examples from the natural world. The course …

SCI 111. Understanding Climate Change (3)

Severe global climate change will have disastrous consequences for Earth’s population. This course will develop the basic science behind the predictions for Earth’s climate, and explain why human activities, primarily the emission of greenhouse gases, are the main driver of global warming. Course topics include the causes of climate change, its impacts, projections for the …

SCI 111L. Understanding Climate Change Lab (1)

Corequisite: SCI 111. Laboratory exercises include climate prediction modeling, the use of proxy data, and examination of the impacts of climate change. 3 hours lab per week. Students receive credit for only one course chosen from either SCI 111L, GEOG 111L, or SUST 111L. (Available for General Education, B3 Science Laboratory Activity requirement provided SCI 111 is …

SCI 456. Science Capstone (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of course 1 and course 2 of science specialization. Recommended Preparatory Courses: PHYS 170, GEOL 106LRS/GEOG 106LRS. The capstone course will emphasize concepts from the physical science, earth science and life science content areas with an emphasis on scientific investigation and problem solving. Students will integrate crosscutting themes across the sciences such as …

SCI 565A. Teaching Science for Understanding (1-1-1)

Principles and procedures for engaging secondary-level students in science learning for understanding are presented in this course. This course is intended for secondary-level science teachers, who will develop competencies in the selection of resources and development of lesson plans for a variety of science topics with a special emphasis on science content and practices. Teachers …

SCI 565B. Teaching Science for Understanding (2-2-2)

Principles and procedures for engaging secondary-level students in science learning are presented in this course. This course is intended for secondary-level science teachers, who will develop competencies in the selection of resources and development of lesson plans for a variety of science topics with a special emphasis on science content and practices. Teachers will become …

SCI 565C. Teaching Science for Understanding (3-3)

Principles and procedures for engaging secondary-level students in science learning are presented in this course. This course is intended for secondary-level science teachers, who will develop competencies in the selection of resources and development of lesson plans for a variety of science topics with a special emphasis on science content and practices. Teachers will become …