Scientific Knowledge & Understanding courses are designed so that students will gain a broad base of scientific knowledge and methodologies in the natural sciences. This will enable them to develop scientific literacy, the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes essential for personal decision making and understanding scientific issues.
Students will demonstrate mastery of the Scientific Knowledge & Understanding general education core competency by being able to:
- Communicate using appropriate scientific terminology.
- Use representations and models to communicate scientific knowledge and solve scientific problems.
- Plan and implement data collection strategies appropriate to a particular scientific question.
- Articulate the reasons that scientific explanations and theories are refined or replaced.
- Evaluate the quality of scientific information on the basis of its source and the methods used to generate it.
Basic Assessment Rubric: http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/tap-outcome-knowledge.pdf
2018-19 Course List
The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Scientific Knowledge & Understanding general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Numbers” below.)
|AST*101||Principles of Astronomy|
|BIO*105||Introduction to Biology|
|BIO*110||Principles of the Human Body|
|BIO*111||Introduction to Nutrition (added for 2017-18 Catalog)|
|BIO*121||General Biology I|
|BIO*122||General Biology II|
|BIO*173||Introduction to Ecology|
|BIO*211||Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BIO*212||Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|CHE*101||Introductory Chemistry (added for 2017-18 Catalog)|
|CHE*111||Concepts of Chemistry|
|CHE*112||Principles of Organic and Biochemistry|
|CHE*121||General Chemistry I|
|CHE*122||General Chemistry II|
|Forensic Science with Lab|
|EGR*111||Introduction to Engineering|
|EGR*211||Applied Mechanics I (Statics)|
|EGR*212||Applied Mechanics II (Dynamics)|
|EGR*221||Introduction to Electric Circuit Analysis|
|EVS*100||Introduction to Environmental Science|
|EVS*111||Environmental Science Laboratory|
|RAD*200||Radiologic Physics & Diagnostic Imaging Modalities|
|RAD*219||Radiographic Equipment and Image Production|
|SCI*103||Recent Discoveries in Science|
|VET*100||Introduction to Animal Care|
|VET*101||Introduction to Veterinary Technology|
|VET*102||Veterinary Office Management & Communication|
|VET*151||Small Animal Veterinary Technology with Lab|
|VET*152||Large Animal Veterinary Technology with Lab|
|VET*201||Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab|
|VET*202||Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab|
|VET*205||Veterinary Laboratory Procedures|
|VET*212||Principles of Imaging with Lab|
|VET*230||Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing with Lab|
|VET*240||Periodontology and Oral Radiology|
|VET*250||Principles of Pharmacology for Vet Tech|
|VET*280||Veterinary Technician Externship I|
|VET*286||Veterinary Technician Externship II|
|REMOVED FROM LIST, OCTOBER 2016 — These courses are NOT designated as “Scientific Knowledge” courses but were published as such in error in the 2016-17 Catalog.
|PSY*204||Child and Adolescent Development|
|PSY*208||Psychology of Adult Development and Aging|
|PSY*251||Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth|
|SOC*114||Sociology of Aging|