Integrated Core Science (CORS)
The Core Integrated Science (CORS) classes seek the following objectives:
- Strengthen student understanding of the methodology of science so as to foster logical thinking about and the ability to make complex scientific and social decisions.
- Increase awareness of the nature and limitations of scientific knowledge.
- Emphasize the impact of science on society and the impact of society on science.
- Consider the ethical dilemmas and moral consequences of research that may confront the scientist.
- Create an understanding of the differences between belief and scientifically testable or validated results.
- Place scientific advances and issues in a historical context.
- Stress collaborative work and problem-solving techniques in providing the student with the opportunity to become actively engaged in conducting science.
The course directly emphasizes and is integrated with the five University-wide Learning Outcomes: learn and integrate, think and create, communicate, clarify purpose and perspective, practice citizenship.
Core Science classes carry three credits and fulfill a Natural Science requirement with no additional lab attached.
CORS course descriptions are found on the Class Schedule Page, under CORS.