Catalog 2020-2021 
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Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 055 HS+ General Science - Lab

5 credits
This course provides a basic introduction to scientific inquiry as is conducted in formal and informal lab settings. Students will be exposed to investigations conducted across a range of scientific disciplines. This course includes a lab component that meets high school graduation requirements. 

Prerequisites: Enrollment in basic skills and placement in HS+-level classes as assessed by the CASAS.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Ask well-formulated questions that can be answered empirically
  • Effectively use various types of models to describe, represent and understand real-world systems
  • Plan and carry out investigations into scientific questions appropriate for the classroom
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Use basic mathematics and computational tools in investigations
  • Construct appropriate explanations of scientific investigation, drawing conclusions based upon the evidence collected
  • Apply scientific knowledge in designing solutions to rudimentary engineering problems
  • Engage in scientific discussions, using appropriate terminology and supporting arguments with evidence
  • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate scientific information

Total Hours: 60 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 40 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 20