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Area B: The Physical Universe and its Life Forms

Area B – 5  Further Studies

For courses in physical science or life form:

1.Develops an understanding of the principles underlying and interrelating natural phenomena including the foundations of our knowledge of living systems.

2.Introduces students to one or more of the disciplines whose primary purpose is to acquire knowledge of the physical universe and/or its life forms rather than merely to apply existing knowledge.

3.Develops an appreciation of the methodologies of science, the requisite features of scientific endeavors, and the limitations of scientific inquiry.

Students will:

1.Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of natural phenomena.

2.Apply the methodologies of science when approaching a scientific problem.

3.Explain the limitations of scientific inquiry.

For courses in quantitative reasoning:

1. Develops basic mathematical or logical concepts, quantitative reasoning skills, and has general applicability in solving problems.

2. Develops computational skills or competence in the analysis of arguments.

Students will:

1. Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative reasoning and logical concepts in solving problems.

2.Possess computational skills or be able to properly analyze arguments.

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