May 31, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog
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CORE 101 - Scientific Investigations


Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Students must register concurrently for lecture (CORE 101) and lab (CORE 101L).
This interdisciplinary course explores important issues of societal and personal relevance by evaluating testable ideas through experimentation and literature-based research in lecture and laboratory settings. Students will use the process of science to generate data and synthesize new ideas to come to evidence-based conclusions that will illuminate responses to the three core questions: Who am I, what can I know, and given what I know, how should I act? Lecture content will vary across sections to reflect the expertise of instructors from the breadth of scientific disciplines including astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, oceanography, physics, public health, and sustainability studies, among others. The laboratory experience complements the lecture by providing students with hands-on opportunities to use the scientific method as they lead their own research investigations.

4 credits
Fall, Spring



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