Courses in the Scientific Inquiry domain are designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the methods of modern science and its impact in understanding the world around us. Courses are designed to help students develop a more complete perspective about science and the scientific process, including: an understanding of the major principles guiding modern scientific thought; a comprehension of the varying approaches and aspects of science; an appreciation of the connection among the sciences and the fundamental role of mathematics in practicing science; an awareness of the roles and limitations of theories and models in interpreting, understanding, and predicting natural phenomena; and a realization of how these theories and models change or are supplanted as our knowledge increases.
Where required, the Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy sequence (LSP 120 & LSP 121) is a prerequisite for SI Domain courses. Students have the option to test out of one or both of these courses. Generally three SI courses are required and one course must be designated as an SI lab course. Students who complete both LSP 120 and LSP 121 will have their total Domain Area requirements reduced by one. Within the SI Domain, only non-lab SI courses are eligible for this reduction.
Below please find examples of courses previously offered for scientific inquiry credit. For information on current offerings, please consult Campus Connection.
Scientific Inquiry: Science as a Way of Knowing Courses
Scientific Inquiry: Lab Courses
Art Media and Design
Computer Graphics and Animation
Scientific Inquiry: Elective Courses
Human Computer Interaction
Interactive and Social Media
School for New Learning
Telecommunication and Data Systems