General Education Course Approval Request Foundations of Science and the Natural World

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.
For each of the Foundations of Science and the Natural World student learning outcomes listed below, please: • Describe explicit connections or linkages between the SLO and teaching/learning experiences (e.g., assignments, teaching methods, events, projects, displays, performances). • Explain how the outcome will be measured including a clear path for collecting and analyzing the data. • Describe how performance will be evaluated (e.g., rubric, sub-tests, ratings--as related to specific learning outcomes).
If the course includes a lab (as in many four-credit courses), please address the following additional learning outcomes.
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