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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Science and Society (SCI 215)

Formerly: 
Consumer Chemistry (SCI 215)
Location: 
Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and other approved locations throughout the United States.
Length: 
28 hours (7 weeks).
Dates: 
July 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: determine the relationship between chemistry and many of the problems facing society such as environmental pollution, radioactivity, energy sources and human health; utilize the scientific method of problem solving; develop an appreciation of chemistry as an open-ended learning experience that is an integral part of daily life; read about science and technology with some degree of critical judgment; develop scientific literacy; and functionalize science as a means of gathering and evaluating information and chemistry as central to all the sciences.
Instruction: 

This course helps students appreciate the world they live in through an understanding of the science of chemistry and its connection to personal and work environments Major topics include: applied study of chemistry for the non-science major; how to locate information and develop analytical skills; higher order reasoning skills; critical judgment; the ability to assess risks and benefits; how to respond with reasoned and informed intelligence to the complexities of our modern technological age; and relevant issues will be used to introduce chemistry and the science will be set in its economic, social, international, and ethical contexts.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Science and Society (3/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: The educational approach in this course is based on the principles of accelerated learning and adult learning theory. Based on this, and due to the limited class size and the low student/teacher ratio, learning outcomes are achieved and content is covered in the allotted hours.

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