During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Physical Sciences Requirement. Then, smaller Working Groups digested the information from the Assemblies and created draft learning outcomes which were then made available on this website for campus comments. The comments were taken into consideration by both the General Education Board and the Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment, resulting in the revised draft learning outcomes for Physical Sciences listed below.
After taking a course in Physical Science, students will be able to:
- Fundamentals: Use scientific concepts, theories, and principles to explain phenomena in the physical universe. (C-SLO 1)
- Context: Describe how concepts of physical sciences play a role in daily life. (C-SLO 5)
- Data Literacy: Interpret data, such as graphs, charts, and maps. (C-SLO 1)
- Research Inquiry: Explain and apply the methodologies of scientific inquiry such as identifying problems, making observations, gathering and analyzing data, proposing and testing hypotheses, and drawing conclusions. (C-SLOs 1 & 2)