Apr 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STEP 101 - Scientific Perspectives and Experimentation I

First course in a three-quarter first year science seminar series. Students develop scientific research and writing skills by using an interdisciplinary approach to investigate sustainability topics. Students must take STEP 101, 102, and 103 to receive credit for Academic Writing II. By department permission. Course will be offered every year (Fall).

Prerequisite: enrollment in the STEP program or by permission.

Credits: (2)

General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science. K1 - Academic Writing II: Reasoning & Research

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use scientific concepts and processes to investigate a scientific problem important to society for sustainability.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data to address scientific questions.
  • Critically read, analyze, critique, and summarize scientific literature.
  • Apply scientific concepts and processes to write and revise a scientific proposal using appropriate style.
  • Find and use scientific literature to justify a scientific proposal.
  • Communicate in writing and orally to a scientific audience.

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