This subject is a survey of the physical sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology. Science is the state of knowing and the quest for knowing is a human activity that can be identified in all cultures and in all periods of time. All human beings—whether they are professional scientists or not—observe, classify, describe, and conduct experiments. These activities result in the identification of many scientific principles. This subject introduces the student to these principles and their illustration in the earth and the universe that surrounds it.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Construct a precise definition of what science is and identify its various branches.2.Distinguish between pure and applied science, and describe the roles of applied science and technology.3.Demonstrate understanding of the methods of science and the thought processes, procedures, and techniques that support them; identify their appropriate uses and limitations.4.Demonstrate an understanding of science as a human activity so that you will be able to appreciate contributions of scientists of all nations and times.5.Identify and apply the principles of natural science as they are expressed in the earth and the universe that surrounds it.6.Analyze selected problems and identify conditions necessary to reach a solution and demonstrate your capacity to think in a constructively critical manner.7.Compare and contrast the teachings of scientists with those of theologians.8.Evaluate the impact of the natural sciences upon selected biblical or theological positions.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•