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
The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Scientific Reasoning general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Dept. Numbers” below.)
|Dept. Number||Course Title|
|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|
|HIM*205||Medical Coding 1|
|HIM*206||Medical Coding 2|
|HLT*160 / SOC*160||Introduction to Public Health|
|MAM*202||Mammography Clinical Experience|
|MAT*168||Elementary Statistics and Probability I|
|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|