VI. Laboratory Science

Policies

Students may also meet the Laboratory Science requirement by taking any two laboratory science courses from two different science disciplines.

Requirements

  1. One FS designated laboratory science course (select from BIO 112/ 112 L, CHEM 100/100 L, ENVI 110 /110 L, or PHYS 101/101 L) or,
  2. Any two laboratory science courses from two different science disciplines.

Learning Objectives


Course

  1. Articulate how data are acquired, and how hypotheses and theories are constructed.
  2. Use the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses.
  3. Apply scientific theories to predict the nature and behavior of new systems, environments, or scenarios, and
  4. Articulate how current issues in science and technology intersect with populations, institutions, and societies.

Laboratory

  1. Engage in laboratory experience that reinforces and augments the theoretical content of the lecture course.
  2. Use the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses.
  3. Use the tools and techniques of the discipline to gather and analyze data, and
  4. Present the analysis and findings of the lab experience.

Skill Applied Learning Requirements

  1. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking skills.
  2. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills.
  3. Include a graded writing component, which whenever possible is developmental.

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