Natural Science & Social or Behavioral Science
The goal of science is to seek an understanding of social and/or natural phenomena by the rational acquisition, analysis, and application of information. In these courses students will have the opportunity to understand the multiple perspectives required for studying the world around them. Students will also become familiar with a variety of methodologies used to examine social and natural phenomena. Courses in this sphere include the social, behavioral, and natural sciences. Students must choose one natural science and either a social or behavioral science.
Natural Sciences Region | 3-8 Credits
Students who complete the Natural Sciences Region shall demonstrate the ability to:
- Describe how scientific knowledge is acquired through the active interplay between conceptual knowledge and scientific investigation processes. They will also demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of a discipline within the natural sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, environmental science, earth science or physics).
- Select and apply appropriate scientific knowledge in order to pose scientific questions, make and record observations, interpret data and form valid conclusions.
- Select and apply appropriate scientific knowledge to evaluate scientific scenarios, data sets, or claims.
Courses for Scientific Literacy | Natural Science
- BIO 111 Biology & Society
- BIO 121 General Biology I
- BIO 131 Human Physiology *
- CHEM 105 Chemistry & Society
- CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
- CHEM 122 General Chemistry II
- ES 101 Intro to Environmental Studies
- ES 105 Field Natural History
- GEO 101 Physical Geography
- GEOL 201 Physical Geology
- PHYS 103 Acoustics
- PHYS 105 The Physical Universe
- PHYS 111 College Physics I
*Pilot Courses offered Spring 2021, approved as ShenEd for Spring 2021 only
Social and Behavioral Science Region | 3-6 Credits
Students who complete the Social and Behavioral Science Region shall demonstrate the ability to:
- Analyze human behavior; social problems or situations; or cultural production using theories or methods of the social or behavioral sciences.
- Examine differences and similarities between social institutions and humans’ interactions with these social institutions.
- Discuss the nature of individual values and beliefs and the relationship between oneself and the community.
Courses for Scientific Literacy | Behavioral Science
- CJ 101 Intro to Criminal Justice
- EC 211 Principles of Macroeconomics
- EC 212 Principles of Microeconomics
- MULT 211 Core Western Music History I
- PALM 309 Foundations of Arts Management
- PSCI 201 American Government
- PSCI 202 State and Local Government
- PSCI 204 Intro to International Politics
- PSY 101 General Psychology
- SOC 101 Intro to Sociology
- SOC 210 Social Problems
- SOC 295 Topics in Society and Culture