Science Inquiry: General Education Outcomes & Course Guidelines

Science Inquiry

General Education Outcomes
1 B. Successfully integrate disparate concepts and information when interpreting, solving problems, evaluating, creating, and making decisions
2 A. Articulate and comprehend effectively, using verbal or non‐verbal communication suitable to topic, purpose, and audience
2 F. Know, apply, and communicate college‐level quantitative concepts and methods
3 A. Analyze past and present relationships between humans and the natural and physical environment
3 B. Evaluate community, natural, and global change through the lens of sustainability
4 C. Collaborate effectively with others in shared processes of inquiry and problem solving

Course Guidelines
Themes designed to teach the process of science should enable students to:
1. Gain knowledge about the physical world and an understanding of scientific methodology
2. Investigate questions through inquiry‐based pedagogy that involves experimentation and inferential analysis
3. Interpret scientific information where a synthesis of ideas is achieved
4. Use quantitative and mathematical concepts, especially data presented in graphical or tabular form, to interpret results
5. Discuss scientific findings and examine the nature of contemporary scientific debates