INTEGRATED SCIENCE COURSE OBJECTIVES

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE COURSES
University of Idaho faculty are invited to submit proposals for new Integrated Science courses for
the academic year 2008-09.
Proposals should consist of the following:
1.
Title Page: List the title of the course and provide spaces for signatures signifying
approval from instructor’s department chair. Provide a brief abstract description of the
course (no more than 100 words).
2.
Course Outline and Description: In 2 pages, describe the course and its objectives, and
provide as detailed a schedule and syllabus for it as possible. Include likely texts and
materials reflecting on the interdisciplinary nature of the course, and mention speakers or
other supplementary activities you would like to incorporate.
3.
Response to Criteria: In one page, describe how the course addresses the objectives of
Integrated Science courses (see below) and how you plan to assess your success in
achieving these goals and the university learning outcomes goals.
4.
Qualifications: Briefly describe your experience teaching general education science
courses and (if applicable) interdisciplinary courses.
DUE DATE FOR COMPLETED PROPOSALS
January XX, 2008, Office of the Core Coordinator
For more information, contact Gary Williams, UCGE Chair, [email protected], OR Jean Henscheid,
Core Coordinator, [email protected]
INTEGRATED SCIENCE COURSE OBJECTIVES
Strengthen student understanding of the methodology of science so as to foster logical
thinking about and the ability to make complex scientific and social decisions
Increase awareness of the nature and limitations of scientific knowledge
Emphasize the impact of science on society and the impact of society on science
Consider the ethical dilemmas and moral consequences of research that may confront the
scientist
Create an understanding of the differences between belief and scientifically testable or
validated results
Place scientific advances and issues in a historical context
Stress collaborative work and problem solving techniques in providing the student with the
opportunity to become actively engaged in conducting science
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