GE Pathways

Scientific Reasoning Course Proposal

GE Paths: Course proposal form

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Scientific Reasoning


Scientific Reasoning permeates academic work and more general cultural activity, as well. This GE Path is designed to provide students with a coherent but diverse view of the fields of inquiry that comprise scientific thinking and research, including coursework from the Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences, Lifelong Learning, Critical Thinking, and the Arts and Humanities subject exploration areas in GE.


Please briefly describe how your course addresses the content of the path.









 Please check below to indicate which SLOs your course meets. Your course should meet at least two.


1- Students will understand the scientific method and show an appreciation of what kinds of questions can and cannot be answered using the scientific method

2- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the process of evidence-based rational thought.

3- Students will be able to identify a number of ways in which scientific theories, e.g., evolution, inform a variety of academic disciplines, and the inter-dependence of various levels of inquiry from the natural and social sciences.

4- Students will be able to integrate knowledge into a coherent world-view based on scientific evidence and reason.


Please briefly describe how the SLOs are met by this course.






























For more information on the Scientific Reasoning Path please contact the Faculty Coordinator:

Christina Campbell at: