SCI 211. Natural Systems of the Northwoods. (2 Credits)
An integrative science course centering on natural history and systems with an exploration of abiotic and biotic factors. Offered exclusively during the summer for education students only (preservice teachers) at HoneyRock. Su only.
SCI 229. Internship/Seminar in the Health Professions. (2 Credits)
Economic, political, sociological, psychological, and ethical problems facing health professionals and some biblical responses to these problems. Designed for students with a definite interest in one of the health professions, this course provides opportunity to observe the field first hand through a required shadowing internship, and to study the scope of health care in the U.S. Prerequisites: sophomore standing, registration with the Health Professions Program, one year of college biology or chemistry, consent of instructor. Does not apply toward the general education science requirement. (lin)
SCI 301. Natural Science: Foundations, Methods, Challenges. (4 Credits)
A historical and philosophical study of methodological and foundational issues in the natural sciences focusing principally on physics, astronomy, biology, and challenges the natural sciences present to culture. Prerequisite: Any SP course.
Tags: PI, SIP
SCI 302. Origins of Scientific Thought. (4 Credits)
An introduction to the history of science, helping students understand its value for making sense of our contemporary cultural context. This is accomplished through studying the development of natural philosophy and the emergence of scientific methods and modes of thought. Particular emphasis is placed on the philosophical, religious, and institutional contexts, continuity and change over time, causality, contingency, and complexity of the emergence of scientific thought. This course engages in an in-depth exploration of a period, issue, concept, key figures, or a set of over-arching questions.
Tags: HP, SIP
SCI 311. Theories of Origins. (4 Credits)
Examination of scientific theories of origins and development, such as Big Bang cosmology, Earth's formation and early history, origin of life, origin of species, history of life, and human origins. Relationships between biblical and scientific explanations are explored for each topic. Prerequisite: any SP course. Field trip fee. Counts as upper division science requirement under legacy gen ed.
SCI 321. Science for Middle and High School Teachers. (2 Credits)
Required for science majors who plan to teach high school. Survey of science curricula, computer applications in science teaching, laboratory theory and evaluation processes, management of laboratories, and field trips. Prerequisites: ten hours of education courses and ten hours of courses in teaching area major.
SCI 322. Elementary Grade Education Science Curriculum. (2 Credits)
Required for elementary education majors. Survey of elementary science curricula and resources; consideration of perspective, process, content, and application of science in teaching. Concurrent with EDUC 305L, 311, 311L, 312, 315, 317, SSCI 321 or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: ten hours of education courses and at least one science laboratory course.
SCI 325. Methods of Teaching Middle Grade Science. (2 Credits)
Required for those seeking an endorsement for teaching middle grade science. Includes theories and methods for teaching science at the middle grade level (grades 5-8). Topics include effective teaching strategies, planning, and assessment of science content, particularly with science processes and inquiry. Based on the Next Generation Science Standards and the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the WheTEP program.
SCI 393. Interdisciplinary Studies in Science. (2 to 4 Credits)
Interdisciplinary study of topics in the natural sciences. Prerequisite: a lab course in the Studies in Nature cluster. Does not satisfy the Nature cluster non-lab legacy general education credit.
SCI 494. Nursing Capstone. (2 Credits)
The capstone seminar will evaluate contemporary issues within nursing and healthcare with special attention to some biblical responses to these issues. This course provides opportunity to observe the field of nursing firsthand through a required shadowing internship, and to study the scope of healthcare in the U.S. Prerequisites: Junior standing, declared LA-Nursing major, consent of instructor. (lin)