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Focus on the analysis of written, oral, visual and/or symbolic communication. Prepare the student to assess common fallacies in reasoning. Address modes of argument, rhetorical perspectives, and the relationship of language to logic. TEMPLATE REV 9/5/14
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Policy on General Education Course Characteristics Division of Academic Affairs Policy Number: SP 16-11 Approved By: Academic Senate Effective Date: Fall 2019 May 9, 2017 Page 4 of 11 Prepare the student to practice the discovery, critical evaluation, and reporting of  information. Have an outcome aligned with General Education Goal 2 and/or Goal 3 Learning Outcomes. Outcome 2.1 Reason inductively and deductively and from a variety of perspectives. Outcome 2.2 Deliberate with others and present arguments clearly, logically, and creatively. Outcome 3.1 Access needed information effectively and efficiently. Outcome 3.2 Evaluate information and its sources critically. Outcome 3.3 Explain the economic, legal, social, and ethical issues surrounding the use of information. CSU Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning Courses in this area explore the scope and major concepts of mathematics and/or scientific disciplines. In the sciences, the intent is to present the principles and concepts which form the foundations of living or non-living systems. The focus of all courses in Area B is on the presentation and evaluation of evidence and argument, the appreciation of use/misuse of data, and the organization of information in quantitative, technological or other formal systems. Students are introduced to the principles and practices that underscore mathematical and scientific inquiry (logic, precision, hypothesis generation and evaluation, experimentation and objectivity) and gain an understanding of the process by which new knowledge is created, organized, accessed, and synthesized. Students improve their reasoning skills (critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, analysis and synthesis), and apply information and technology to the understanding of complex and diverse problems in mathematics and the sciences. They become aware of the influence and significance of mathematics and the sciences in world civilization. Students must take a minimum of one course in each of the subareas B1, B2, and B4 and a total of 12 units in area B. At least one B1 or B2 course must include a laboratory component, i.e. have the B3 area designation. An upper division GE course will count as 3 of the 12 units in this area. TEMPLATE REV 9/5/14
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Policy on General Education Course Characteristics Division of Academic Affairs Policy Number: SP 16-11 Approved By: Academic Senate Effective Date: Fall 2019 May 9, 2017 Page 5 of 11 All Area B courses shall: Promote the understanding and appreciation of the methodologies of mathematics or science as investigative tools and the limitations of mathematical or scientific endeavors. Present mathematical or scientific knowledge in a historical perspective and the influences of mathematics or science on the development of world civilizations, both past and present.
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