Natural Scientific Approaches

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Learning Objectives

Students in Natural Scientific Approaches courses develop an understanding of scientific methods. They also acquire knowledge of the fundamental elements of one or more natural sciences.

Guidelines

  1. Courses in Natural Scientific Approaches are founded in and explore the fundamental elements of one or more of the disciplines of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.
  2. Courses in Natural Scientific Approaches emphasize scientific methods in problem solving. They develop the student's analytical abilities and, whenever possible, incorporate quantitative methods.
  3. Courses in Natural Scientific Approaches have regularly scheduled laboratory or field experiences involving data collection and analysis.