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Unformatted text preview: SYLLABUS Science 1101 Science, Society and the Environment I: Introduction TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS from 2:00pm to 4:45pm Summer 2010 Revised May 25 th , 2010 Auditorium/Room SC-109 INSTRUCTOR: NO OFFICE HOURS Garey L. Simpson, M.S., PG Mondays: Tuesdays: Phone 770.377.7700 (cell) Wednesdays: E-Mail: [email protected] Thursdays: Or: [email protected] Fridays: THE BEST TIME TO CHAT IS RIGHT BEFORE or AFTER CLASS, because I do not have an office… 100% of your questions about this course are probably answered in this syllabus. Please read it thoroughly. Knowledge is POWER !!!!!!!! "Imagination is more important than Knowledge", Albert Einstein Website is always under construction, so constructive comments are always quite welcome. PLEASE CHECK THIS SYLLABUS FREQUENTLY !!! Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life. -- John Muir Catalog Description “SCI 1101. Science, Society, and the Environment I: Introductions. Prerequisites: English 0099, Read 0099, Math 0099, if required. This course is the first part in a two- part sequence that fulfills the general education science requirement. Using the context of current environmental issues, it expands student’s impressions of the basic nature of matter, energy, and living systems and to the nature of science. Emphasis is placed on making decisions about scientific issues. GOALS & OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: This course is part of the General Education Program at KSU. Please refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog, or visit www.kennesaw.edu for further details. SCIENCE 1101: SCIENCE, SOCIETY and the ENVIRONMENT I A Course in the General Education Program Program Description : The General Education Program at KSU offers a common academic experience for all its students. In a series of interrelated courses in the liberal arts and sciences, it provides the opportunity for students to acquire the intellectual skills and knowledge characteristic of educated persons. Thus, it lays the foundation for success in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Whereas the major program contributes to a college education depth in a designated specialization, the General Education Program provides breadth by introducing and connecting a variety of disciplines. Program Goals : The General Education Program at KSU has five goals. During the course of the program, students should achieve the following: • develop productive habits of mind • develop effective communication skills • expand knowledge and understanding • expand creative capabilities • exhibit understanding of the impact of ethical and aesthetic values.exhibit understanding of the impact of ethical and aesthetic values....
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