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Learning Perspectives Approval - Perspectives on the Natural World

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These courses consider how theories, mathematical systems, and natural laws, are inferred, tested, and applied to a range of phenomena, and how they are related to current technical and values-based issues. How does this course:

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  1. examine how natural laws are inferred, tested and applied to range of phenomena in the living and non-living world (exclusive of human behavior)?
  2. incorporate published research or other work by recognized scholars?
  3. incorporate first-hand experience, such as a field trip to a research lab, guest lectures from research scientists, investigative lab(s) etc. ?
  4. practice asking questions about the natural world and developing explanations/answers to these questions?
  5. provide data for students to analyze and critically evaluate?
  6. draw general conclusions about a data set/experiment, i.e., relevancy of the data in the context of the big picture?
  7. incorporate mathematics in describing the natural world?
  8. introduce significant issues related to science that connect to ethics, politics, religion, etc.?