Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Course Characteristics

Courses in this area will expose students to the nature and methods of scientific inquiry, emphasizing quantitative approaches to the testing of falsifiable hypotheses. These courses will begin to provide students with the tools and skills required not only to understand physical and biological phenomena but also to discover them through theoretically based inquiry, rigorous analytical thinking, and/or the collection and interpretation of empirical data, broadly interpreted. Development of these skills is an essential component for enabling the discerning of fact from myth and superstition; evaluating methodology, evidence, and opinion; problem-solving; and generally preparing students to be informed and active participants in modern society.

Courses that apply to the GenEd N&M requirement

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