Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP) Assessment
Foundations of Science and the Natural World (stand-alone labs)

 

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Foundations of Science and the Natural World (stand-alone labs) description:
Scientific principles are behind what we find in nature and in natural occurrences.  Scientific issues, such as those dealing with stem-cell research, cloning, and global warming, are hotly debated by policy makers. Courses that meet this requirement share the goal of seeking to understand patterns and principles behind phenomena and occurrences, both in the inorganic world and in the living world.  They typically fall within either the physical sciences (Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and the Earth Sciences) or the Biological sciences.
 
Learning outcomes are associated with each category of the Intellectual Foundations Program. For each learning outcome listed below, please describe how and where the course will meet each learning outcome. In other words, provide the Core Curriculum Committee a “road map” of where each outcome can be found in the course content and how it will be measured. Some outcomes might be readily seen in student papers or exams. Other outcomes, might be measured by projects, class discussions, portfolios, field experience, presentations for example. Your responses below need not be lengthy, but you should be as explicit as possible.
 
Lab learning outcome #1:  Students will:
  • demonstrate and explain how experiments are conducted.
How and where will the course meet this outcome and how will it be measured?

Lab learning outcome #2:  Students will:

  • analyze resulting data and draw appropriate conclusions from such data.
How and where will the course meet this outcome and how will it be measured?

 

 Last Modified 2/6/15