Course Description

SCI 2000
Contemporary Issues in Science
Prerequisites: MA1025; ENG 1250, An introduction to the fundamentals of science as it applies to various contemporary issues. This course introduces the nature of science and the scientific method, and deals in depth with the nature of sources and evaluation of the credibility of sources. Specific topics may vary, but may include the following: food and energy; organic compounds in everyday life; greenhouse gases; green chemistry; laws of thermodynamics; energy production, transportation, and usage; electricity; fossil fuels; renewable fuels; nuclear energy; alternative energy sources.