Science and Technology (ST)
ST 2050 Scientific Method (4 Credits)
What is the scientific method and how is it used appropriately? How are problems formulated, research questions designed, tests and other measurements constructed, data gathered and analyzed, conclusions drawn, and findings incorporated into theories? Using scientific topics drawn from the headlines--evolution, ecology, stem cell research in genetics, astronomy, and neuroscience--this course provides an overview of basic science, emerging technologies, and lingering questions.
ST 2100 The Digital Age (4 Credits)
Digitization influences nearly all aspects of life today: how we communicate, conduct business, operate governments, and employ other technologies. This course provides opportunities to learn the fundamental processes of digitization and how hardware, software, and human uses of digital technologies are transforming life across the globe. Students also explore the controversies and ethical dilemmas spawned by digitization, including organizational change, privacy, security, online relationships, and globalization.
ST 3050 Quantitative Reasoning (4 Credits)
Numbers provide a language for reasoning. Numbers are used to quantify data, analyze trends and exceptions, and establish the reliability of conclusions. Using practical problems from business, health care, social services, and government operations, this course provides the opportunity to learn how basic concepts from mathematics can be applied in organizational settings.