Scientific Reasoning courses are designed so that students will become familiar with science as a method of inquiry. Students will develop a habit of mind that uses quantitative skills to solve problems and make informed decisions.
Students will demonstrate mastery of the Scientific Reasoning general education core competency by being able to:
- Explain the methods of scientific inquiry that lead to the acquisition of knowledge. Such methods include observations, testable hypotheses, logical inferences, experimental design, data acquisition, interpretation, and reproducible outcomes.
- Apply scientific methods to investigate real-world phenomena, and routine and novel problems. This includes data acquisition and evaluation, and prediction.
- Represent scientific data symbolically, graphically, numerically, and verbally.
- Interpret scientific information and draw logical inferences from representations such as formulas, equations, graphs, tables, and schematics.
- Evaluate the results obtained from scientific methods for accuracy and/or reasonableness.
Basic Assessment Rubric: http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/tap-outcome-scientific.pdf
2017-18 Course List
The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Scientific Reasoning general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Numbers” below.)
|BIO*105||Introduction to Biology|
|BIO*109||Principles of Biotechnology|
|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|
|CAT*201||Cross Sectional Anatomy I|
|CHE*111||Concepts of Chemistry|
|CHE*112||Principles of Organic and Biochemistry|
|CHE*121||General Chemistry I|
|CHE*122||General Chemistry II|
|CJS*285 SCI*285||Forensic Science with Lab|
|CSC*220||Object Oriented Programming Using JAVA|
|EGR*111||Introduction to Engineering|
|EGR*211||Applied Mechanics I (Statics)|
|EGR*212||Applied Mechanics II (Dynamics)|
|EGR*221||Introduction to Electric Circuit Analysis|
|HIM*156||Electronic Health Records|
|HLT*160 SOC*160||Introduction to Public Health|
|MAM*202||Mammography Clinical Experience|
|MAT*167||Principles of Statistics (added for 2017-18 Catalog)|
|MAT*168||Elementary Statistics and Probability I (no longer offered at MxCC)|
|PHY*121||General Physics I|
|PHY*122||General Physics II|
|PHY*221||Calculus-Based Physics I|
|PHY*222||Calculus-Based Physics II|
|PSY*111||General Psychology I|
|RAD*200||Radiologic Physics & Diagnostic Imaging Modalities|
|RAD*219||Radiographic Equipment and Image Production|
HIM*205 and HIM* 206 (Health Information Management) courses
Additional Scientific Reasoning courses for students who took these courses prior to the Fall 2017 semester
These two courses were previously designated as fulfilling the Scientific Reasoning general education core competency. Students matriculating in 2017-18 and later may not use these courses to fulfill the Scientific Reasoning general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the underlined Numbers below)
|HIM*205||Medical Coding 1|
|HIM*206||Medical Coding 2|