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Knowledge of Science and the Environment

The Knowledge of Science and the Environment Success Skill deals with learning basic scientific techniques and how to apply them to real life situations.

Indicators

    1. Applies fundamental concepts governing energy and matter.
    2. Applies fundamental concepts of life science.
    3. Applies fundamental concepts of geoscience.
    4. Applies scientific principles to technology specific processes.
    1. Recognizes and applies components of scientific method.
    2. Defines meaning of "theory" as used in science.
    3. Applies scientific methods to evaluate problems and design solutions.
    4. Recognizes and applies appropriate research techniques.
    5. Distinguishes between science and quasi-/pseudo-science.
    1. Applies the concept of homeostasis in all three areas.
    2. Describes the interrelationship among the three areas.
    1. Describes environmental influences on physical and emotional health.
    2. Recognizes boundaries an organism maintains to sustain life.
    3. Explains how exercise influences physical and emotional health.
    4. Explains how nutrition influences physical and emotional health.
    5. Manages stressful situations effectively.
    1. Assesses/evaluates the roles that living and non-living components play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
    2. Describes the flow of energy and matter through ecosystems and the natural environment.
    3. Recognizes the impact of human activities on the natural environment.
    4. Evaluates and formulates strategies to reduce negative impact of activities on the natural environment.

Courses

The following are some of the courses that will provide assessment and artifacts for the Knowledge of Science and the Environment Success Skill:

  • The Human Organism - (BIOS1112)
  • Human Machine - (BIOS1100)
  • Environmental Science - (BIOS1101)

Co-Curricular

The following are some of the co-curricular activities that will provide assessment and artifacts for the Knowledge of Science and the Environment Success Skill:

  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Smart Start Program
  • Residence Hall Council
  • PACE Fitness
  • Ceramic Society