2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Laboratory Component Courses (one course)

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Overview

A Laboratory Component course must include at least 25% evaluation and assessment of student performance directly from activities and experiences that fulfill the Laboratory Component educational goals. A Laboratory Component course may be a course in the student's major field of study or may be a General Education menu course. Students should consult with their academic adviser or department chair to determine whether any required courses for their major fulfill this component.

Educational Goals:

  • Use discipline-specific methodologies and practices to systematically investigate the world;
  • Organize data into trends and patterns using quantitative and/or qualitative methods (spatial, graphical, symbolic, etc.) to sort, analyze and interpret natural phenomena;
  • Effectively communicate results of a set of applied experiments or observations; and
  • Assess differences between theory and experimental results during evaluation of experimental design.