INTD-320 The Sciences

Students in this course will examine the disciplines of the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, earth and space) together with related technologies. The course introduces students to science as a human activity with a long history and the following habits of mind: values and attitudes, computation and estimation, manipulation and observation, communication, and critical-response skills. Particular attention is given to the underlying themes of science: systems, models, constancy and change, and scale. Laboratories will be taught together with the lecture portion of the class. However, some laboratory experiences may be on Saturdays. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, EDUC-102, completion of the Analytical Thought requirement, and either MUED-200 or EDUC-101. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary, Scientific Explanations, Team Intensive.