Catalog 2015-2016 
    
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Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 057 HS21 Surveys in Science

5 credits
Students will explore the nature of science and develop the ability to investigate the natural world from a scientific framework. They will pose questions requiring investigations and collect and analyze evidence. They will apply the scientific method as they investigate the concept of homeostasis within various scientific domains. Students will examine bias and the limitations of science.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in basic skills and placement in HS21+ level classes as assessed by the CASAS.
Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the scientific method
  • Discuss the principle of homeostasis within the context of multiple scientific domains
  • Describe ways that scientific ideas have influenced society or the development of cultures
  • List questions that scientists investigate that are stimulated by the needs of society
  • Research a societal issue that may be addressed through science
  • Compare alternative solutions by considering trade-offs and possible consequences
  • Analyze scientific information in current events to make personal choices or understand public policy decisions
  • Demonstrate collaborative skills, specifically adoption of appropriate group roles, decision-making, and problem solving in small groups