SCI Courses

Draft Version
This is a DRAFT catalog for review and advising purposes. Items in this catalog draft are subject to change until the catalog for 2019-2020 academic year will be officially published on August 1, 2019. The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Should changes in a program of study become necessary, those changes will be applied liberally by the institution while the catalog is in draft mode.

SCI 100 - Science through Inquiry I: (Biology, Physics) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of motion. Integrates content in biology and physics. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 101 - Science through Inquiry I: Special Topics (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of various themes. Integrates content in a life science and a physical science. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. The course may be repeated once under a different topic for a maximum of eight credit hours. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 102 - Science through Inquiry I: Molecules (Biology and Chemistry) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of molecules. Integrates content in biology and chemistry. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 103 - Science through Inquiry I: Energy (Biology, Physics) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of energy. Integrates content in biology and physics. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 104 - Science through Inquiry I: Water (Biology, Chemistry) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of water. Integrates content in biology and chemistry. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: 12 hours college credit.

SCI 185 - Directed Research in STEM Fields for Novice Researchers (0-3 hours)
Provides participants with a knowledge of important issues in STEM research, and an opportunity to develop/refine skills necessary to pursue scholarship in a STEM discipline: accessing and reading scientific literature, question formulation and scientific research, and the presentation of research results. CoRequisite: Participation in summer research program

SCI 280 - Directed Readings in Science for Non-majors (0.5-3 hours)
Provide students with an opportunity to develop/refine skills necessary to read scientific literature: accessing and reading scientific literature, developing knowledge of research questions in a single focused field, developing qualitative skills necessary to evaluate research and classify materials based on novelty, quality, and utility. Prerequisite: Three hours of college-level science

SCI 300 - Science through Inquiry II: Evolution (Biology, Earth Science) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. TS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of evolution. Integrates content in biology and earth science. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: C or better in a course from the SCI 100 series, or consent of instructor.

SCI 301 - Science through Inquiry II: Environmental Science (Biology, Chemistry) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. TS
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of environmental science. Integrates content in biology and chemistry. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: C or better in a course from the SCI 100 series, or consent of instructor.

SCI 302 - Science through Inquiry II: Ecosystems (Biology, Earth Science) (4 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Core Curr. NS,WI
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course exploring the science of ecosystems. Integrates content in biology and earth science. The course provides investigative science experiences, appropriate for education and other majors requiring a laboratory science course. Prerequisite: C or better in a course from the SCI 100 series, or consent of instructor.

SCI 501 - Topics in Investigative Science for Educators (3 hours)
Laboratory-based biological and physical science. Content developed along interdisciplinary themes. Course taught in an inquiry/investigative format and includes application to Pre K-12 classroom settings. Course may be repeated under different topic. Credit will not be given for SCI 501 students who have obtained credit for SCI 101 under the same theme. Registration is not open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a natural science degree program. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ETE 550.