Criteria for Natural Science Core Courses
- The course will explore the fundamental principles governing matter, energy and their interrelations and transformations.
- The course will demonstrate the specific laws, theories, and hypotheses in the natural sciences and show their basis in objectively measurable phenomena revealed through the application of the scientific method.
- The course will utilize mathematics in describing and understanding the natural world.
- The course will include laboratory experiences designed to teach methods of inquiry, illustrate scientific principles, and increase the students' confidence and competence as independent scientists.
Last updated March 20, 2007.