Science and Technology

Fundamental concepts in science (FS) focus on the comprehension of the fundamentals of science and the scientific method as disciplined modes of thought and procedure. They introduce essential scientific principles, concepts and terminology, develop an understanding of the scientific method, and generate critical and systematic thinking that students can transfer to a number of other intellectual pursuits. Science and society courses (TS) will develop an understanding of scientific and technological principles, applications and implications in modern society, while involving critical thinking and communication. Outcomes include: 

  • understand essential scientific principles sufficiently to formulate questions and hypotheses
  • make scientific observations and organize, interpret and analyze the data to address the questions and test the hypotheses
  • reach scientific conclusions concerning the questions and hypotheses
  • communicate the results of the scientific process
  • demonstrate comprehension of the fundamentals of science and the scientific method as disciplined modes of thought and procedure (FS)
  • demonstrate understanding of how science and society affect each other (TS)
  • demonstrate awareness and understanding of science that may be related to the contemporary world (TS)
  • understand the impact of science on civilization (TS)