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Integrated Science Courses

Integrated Science I ISC 210

ISC 210 is a course which, together with ISC 211, is designed to give students a broad experience in the natural sciences and help students develop an understanding and appreciation of the nature of science, the evolution of science, how we use science, the role of science in society, and the prospects for science in the future. This course emphasizes the physical science and its interrelatedness to other areas of science. Elementary education and general education students are the intended audience. Laboratory included.

  • Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundational courses; Term Fall Fee: yes. General Education option.
  • Categories: Integrated Science Courses

Integrated Science II ISC 211

ISC 211 is a course which, together with ISC 210, is designed to give students a broad experience in the natural sciences and help students develop an understanding and appreciation of the nature of science, the evolution of science, how we use science, the role of science in society, and the prospects for science in the future. This course emphasizes the life science, earth science, and their interrelatedness to other areas of science. Elementary education and general education students are the intended audience. Laboratory included.

  • Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundational courses; Term Winter Fee: yes. General Education option.
  • Categories: Integrated Science Courses

Introduction to Engineering ISC 222

This course introduces the engineering profession, its disciplines, professional concepts, as well as the ethical and professional responsibility. An overview of problem solving and the engineering design process with the utilization of various computer applications are covered. Engineering communication skills will be emphasized and utilized in the course. The class highlights the latest issues facing engineers and introduces the most advanced concepts and practices that are required to engineer for sustainability. The interconnection between engineering and sustainability will be discussed by examining the impact of engineering decision on society, business, and the environment. Sustainable design methodology as well as sustainable energy systems and infrastructure will be addressed. The course is suitable for students pursuing science, engineering, education, or business degrees.

Junior Seminar ISC 312

Junior Seminar has been designed to help science majors improve their writing AS SCIENTISTS. Competence in writing in science requires critical evaluation of one’s work. In order to encourage the development of critical thinking, students critique published work as well as write essays, reviews, and research reports. The heart of the course lies in the weekly interaction between the instructor and students through discussion both in class sections and one-on-one. A weekly lecture provides structure and continuity and allows consideration of other topics such as interviewing and resume writing, poster presentations, ethics in science, and the nature of science and creativity. This is the program’s writing intensive course.

Cooperative Field Experience ISC 388

Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

  • Prerequisites: Junior standing, Integrated Science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Categories: Integrated Science Courses

Special Topics in Integrated Science ISC 410

Selected topics and issues in science and/or science education as chosen by the instructor.

Cooperative Field Experience ISC 488

Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

  • Prerequisites: Senior standing, Integrated Science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Categories: Integrated Science Courses

Independent Study ISC 491

Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement.

  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; Integrated Science major; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Categories: Integrated Science Courses

Science Senior Seminar: Library Research ISC 496A

This course is designed for senior science majors to have the opportunity to write and orally present a research proposal. This will include conducting a literature review and designing an original research project. Students carry out their research project in ISC 496B. Use of computer for informational searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral presentations and final research paper required.

Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research ISC 496B

This course is designed for senior science majors to conduct research with the direction of a faculty member. The student will carry out a research project of their own design. Specifically students will conduct experiments, write up the results of those experiments, write up the conclusions based on those results and present the results and conclusions of the project both in written and oral formats.

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