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GE SC 100 - Roots of Science

5 Credits
An introduction to the development of modern science is presented by integrating historical, philosophical and technological developments. A course in general science from a historical perspective. Emphasis on insights of key individuals to the development of proto-science and science. Major topics include brief histories of natural philosophy, medicine, geology, biology, and physics.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 081 or higher min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 091 or higher

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online

Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve General students.
Active Date 2016-03-02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Science

Course Outline
I. The Big Picture: Nature of Science/Logical Thinking/The Big Ideas of Science

II. Aristotle and the Early Greeks
III. Hellenistic Natural Philosophy

IV.A Short History of Medicine

V. Rome and the Middle Ages

VI. The European Renaissance

VII. The 17th Century Scientific Revolution

VIII. Geology and the Age of Earth

IX. The Discovery of Biological Diversity

X. Darwin and the Evolution Revolution

XI. A Short History of Genetics

XII. Einstein and the Birth of Modern Physics

Student Learning Outcomes
An applied understanding of the nature of science and logical thinking.

An applied understanding of ancient contributions to the development of science.

An applied understanding of the development of evolutionary thought from biological and geological sources.

An applied understanding of the 20th century revolution in Physics.

An applied understanding of the development of medicine from magic-based to evidence-based.

An applied understanding of the development of our understanding of the physical world from natural philosophy to classical physics

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