University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jun 20, 2019  
University General Course Catalog 2018-2019

Core Objective 9: Science, Technology & Society

All students must satisfy CO9:

  • Core Objective 9: Science, Technology & Society. Students will be able to connect science and technology to real-world problems by explaining how science relates to problems of societal concern; be able to distinguish between sound and unsound interpretations of scientific information; employ cogent reasoning methods in their own examinations of problems and issues; and understand the applications of science and technology in societal context.

This Core Objective can be satisfied by courses – or a sequence of courses – within the student’s major requirements or electives, and some General Education courses may also satisfy this objective. It cannot be satisfied by AP courses, higher-level International Baccalaureate exams, or credit by examination.

The objective of CO9 is to ensure the student understands how profoundly scientific and technological developments affect society and the environment. In contrast to CO4, which pertains to the natural and physical worlds, CO9 is meant to develop an understanding of human interventions in those worlds and their impact on societies. Courses addressing this Core Objective might focus on historical or contemporary applications of scientific knowledge and their effects. They could examine issues such as the impact of technological advances on work, recreation, communication, economic systems, relationships, health, privacy, and environmental sustainability, among other things. Prior knowledge may be necessary to understand the concepts examined in the course. These courses may include relevant foundational knowledge or require appropriate prerequisites or co-requisites. 

Courses Verified for CO9  

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