Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   HS21+ Science

 Title Abbreviation:   HS21+ SCIENCE

 Department:    HSC

 Course #:    70

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    320204

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

This course covers science topics in Life and/or Physical Sciences in fulfillment of HS21+ Science requirements. There is no lab associated with this course.


Prerequisite: Completion of HSC 010 or permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental concepts related to one or more science disciplines.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of historical development of one or more science disciplines.
  3. Identify the relationship with and contribution to society of one more science disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of systems and systems analysis as an essential tool both for scientific inquiry and for technological design in one or more scientific disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of scientific method and inquiry including the kinds of questions that scientists ask (how research methods influence results) and the criteria that scientific arguments are judged by in one or more science disciplines.
  6. Demonstrate competence in using mathematics in describing and understanding scientific processes.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. Content includes but is not limited to basic physical, life, and/or earth science, and the scientific process.