2023-2024 Catalog


SCI - Science

SCI-201 Integrated Earth/Life Science (with Lab)

This course will provide the Elementary Education major with an integrated approach to the critical thinking skills and content of both biology and earth science. While this course is designed to be a survey of the interactions between the earth and the life forms that inhabit it, special emphasis will be given to Christian stewardship, ethics, and the underlying principles necessary to conduct activities within the life and earth sciences. Lab included. Open only to Elementary Education majors.


SCI-202 Dental Science

This course is a requirement designed for sophomore, junior, or senior pre-dental students. The course will involve meeting once per week for group instruction and guidance in completing a study of introductory dental anatomy, tooth morphology, and occlusion. The course will also have a creative, hands-on component in which the student will sculpt selected tooth structures from dental wax. At the end of the course, the student will submit a five-page report summarizing the information and skills learned and how the student will utilize them from a Christian perspective. Prerequisite: BIO-125.


SCI-205 Meteorology and Environmental Impact for Aviators

This course explores the physical properties of the atmosphere and how these factors affect the weather, with special emphasis on the effect of atmospheric conditions on aircraft performance. The course includes collecting and interpreting weather and climate data that impact the aviation and human environment.


SCI-293 Topics in Natural Science

This course is designed to be a survey of natural science topics through selected readings from the text, supplemental sources, and related activities. Concepts in the following areas will be covered: the nature of science, fundamental concepts in Physics, fundamental principles of Chemistry, and Environmental Science.


SCI-294 Introduction to Physical Science

This course is designed to be an introduction to physical science principles and concepts. An examination of the following areas will be covered: the scientific method, mathematics in science, Newton's Laws of motion, energy, electromagnetism, heat, atomic structure, nuclear energy, atomic bonding, compounds, and mixtures.


SCI-380 Impacts of Science on Faith and Society

This course will provide an overview of the history and philosophy of science and how our concepts of the physical universe affect our worldview. Emphasis will be on how understanding of science has impacted religion, philosophy, and western culture, as well as how religious convictions and philosophy have affected science. Several key developments of modern science will be discussed, including quantum mechanics, relativity theory, evolution, and genetic engineering. Several different worldviews will be discussed and students will be formulating their own worldview. Prerequisite: A lab science or permission of the Science Division and a basic understanding of philosophy and religion.


SCI-391 Directed Studies in Science

This course prepares students to perform basic research in which they learn to use Off Campus Library Services (OCLS), electronic periodical indexes, and information resources. Students will identify and select appropriate material for inclusion in a college level research project which will be submitted at the conclusion of the course. (1 or 2 credit hours)

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