Science (SCI)

SCI 100 CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE

3, 2/2; NS14

Introduction to the role of science in contemporary society; the process of science for solving problems and organizing information to understand science and technology; contemporary issues and case studies illustrate the methods of science. Offered Every Semester.

Equivalent Course: HON 102

SCI 105 PHYSICAL SCIENCE FOR NONSCIENCE STUDENTS

3, 2/2; NS14

Inquiry approach to the physical sciences; extensive use of materials; designed for students interested in a nontechnical analysis of the procedures of science. Offered Every Semester.

SCI 189 TOPIC COURSE

1, 0/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

SCI 200 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION

3, 2/2

Classroom and field experience designed to help students make a better-informed decision if they are contemplating a career in secondary science education. A 30-hour field component is required for each student. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Courses: FLE 200, MED 200, SED 200

SCI 231 POLLUTION, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY

3, 2/2; NS14

Scientific and societal implications of present-day global environmental problems such as ecology, global warming, population, and pesticides. Causes and effects of, and possible solutions to, worldwide environmental problems with implications from conservation, chemistry, health, and society. Offered alternate years.

Equivalent Course: SCI 231W

SCI 232 ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

3, 2/2; NS14

Regional and global energy use and sustainability; environmental, economic, individual, and societal perspectives; major energy alternatives. Offered alternate years.

Equivalent Course: SCI 232W

SCI 311 PROBLEM SOLVING IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: A college-level course in a science other than biology; upper-division status Inquiry-based course for elementary preservice candidates. Investigation of the physical sciences through problem solving, laboratory activities, simulations, and explorations. Option in elementary education science concentration. Offered alternate years.

SCI 312 PROBLEM SOLVING IN LIFE SCIENCE

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: A college-level course in biology; upper-division status. Inquiry-based course for elementary pre-service candidates. Investigation of the life sciences through problem solving, laboratory activities, simulations, and explorations. Option in elementary education science concentration. Offered alternate years.

SCI 313 PROBLEM SOLVING IN EARTH SCIENCE

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: A college-level course in earth science; upper-division status. Inquiry-based course for elementary pre-service candidates. Investigation of the earth sciences through problem solving, laboratory activities, simulations, and explorations. Option in elementary education science concentration. Offered occasionally.

SCI 323 SCIENCE AS INQUIRY

3, 3/0

The procedures of science as a search for knowledge of natural phenomena; comparison with other methods of inquiry; implications for nonscientists. Option in elementary education science concentration. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Course: SCI 323W

SCI 335 OUTDOOR SCIENCE EDUCATION

3, 2/2

Prerequisite: One introductory environmental science course. Interdisciplinary approach to outdoor science education; basic concepts of natural history in classroom and field; extended field trips to the college camp. Option in environmental science major. Offered occasionally.

SCI 340 SCIENTIFIC STUDIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: 9 credit hours of science and 3 credit hours of environmental science, or permission of instructor. In-depth examination of various types of environmental pollution. A field-based project is used to illustrate data-collection techniques. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Course: SCI 340W

SCI 389 TOPIC COURSE

1-3, 3/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

SCI 445 LITERACY FOR TEACHING SCIENCE

3, 2/2

Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Study of literacy related to secondary science. Candidates will practice promotion of literacy, conduct an action research project on identifying literacy levels of students, and plan literacy activities based on data collection. Offered Every Semester.

SCI 488 INTERNSHIP

1-12, 0/6

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

SCI 495 PROJECT

1-3, 0/0

Prerequisite: Faculty sponsor permission. Environment, energy, science, society, and science education- related areas. Offered occasionally.

SCI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

3, 0/0

Prerequisite: Faculty sponsor permission. Environment, energy, science, society, and science education- related areas. Offered occasionally.