Science 100

Fall 2012

Contact Information

Other Important Materials

Text: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni and various readings to be assigned (free materials) Course site: Moodle

Course Information Overview

Course Requirement

Freshmen seminar for STEM majors

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Course Objective

  1. Transition successfully to the role of CSUN student, developing academic strength in a chosen major and taking advantage of the opportunities provided through higher education.
  2. Make positive choices with regard to academic, social, and campus activities (time management).
  3. Develop positive attitudes with respect to personal and career success, campus diversity, and ethical actions (values and goals).
  4. Develop information competence writing assignments and annotated bibliography and web based research.
  5. Develop appreciation for the diversity of scientific thought and approaches to knowledge acquisition.

Students must demonstrate:

facility in applying the methods of scientific inquiry, including observation, hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis

knowledge of mathematics, the physical and natural world

appropriate techniques of scientific and mathematical inquiry, and to analyze and interpret results.

use of ethical principles in coursework, learning, and research

identify and apply strategies leading to health, well-being, or development for community members of diverse populations;

apply the knowledge and skills of science and technology and evaluate how they impact individuals, the community, and/or society.

present polished summaries, both written and oral, of their research.

Student Learning Objectives

This course is designed to help you transition from high school to college.

  • You will develop and refine your reading, writing, math, and communication skills.

  • You will explore the resources at CSUN.

  • You will have time to reflect on what you need to do on so that you can achieve your educational goals.

  • Science 100 is available for GE credit in Subject Explorations, Lifelong Learning (S4), and includes an Information Competence (IC) component.


F < 50

Course Assignments

  • Grading Policy

  • 60% - Homework
  • 20% - Project
  • 20% - In-class work
  • No late homework is accepted.
  • There is a final project.
  • There is on final exam

University Policies

Accommodations and Services

Students with disabilities must register with Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) in order to receive accommodations. If you feel that you qualify for the services provided by DRES contact them at (818)677-2684 or stop by the office located in Bayramian Hall (BH 110). Faculty cannot provide assistance to students seeking disability accommodations unless they have disability documentation and are registered with DRES. Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs.
  1. Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
  2. National Center On Deafness (NCOD)
  3. Health Center