SCI - Science

College of Natural and Health Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy

SCI 107 Frontier of Science Institute (FSI) - STEM Experience

Six-week summer course introducing motivated high school students to STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) concepts through integrated, engaging experiences. Coursework helps clarify interests and build critical STEM skills. Consent of instructor, letter graded, participation fee required.

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SCI 225 Writing on Scientific Practices

Prerequisite: ENG 122. This course will prepare students to be able to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums (written, oral, and digital) as educators about scientific practices. Ideal for pre-service teachers. (LAC) 

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SCI 265 Physical Science Concepts

(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) Investigation of physical science concepts, emphasizing their application to the physical world. (LAC, gtP)

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SCI 266 Earth and Life Science

(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) Prerequisite: SCI 265. A look at the fundamental concepts in Earth Systems and Life Sciences. Students will expand their knowledge and skills through hands on, minds-on experiences. Ideal for students seeking Elementary licensure. (LAC)

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SCI 291 Scientific Writing

Prerequisite: ENG 122. Techniques of problem identification, literature survey, data interpretation and synthesis and technical reports. (LAC, gtP)

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SCI 365 Advanced Physical Science Concepts

(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) Prerequisite: SCI 265. Application of advanced physical science concepts to everyday life. This course will delve into both state and national standards and train future teachers how to integrate science into other disciplines. 

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SCI 391 Computer Applications in Science

(1 lecture, 2 laboratory) Science teachers will learn how to apply the microcomputer as a tool in the classroom for interfacing with equipment, data management, software evaluation, record keeping and word processing.

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SCI 465 Principles of Scientific and Engineering Practices

Prerequisite: SCI 265 This course will prepare pre-service teachers to be able to communicate as educators about scientific and engineering practices.

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