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Integrated Science and Technology


College of Integrated Science and Technology

Freshman - Sophomore Sequence

ISAT 111. Issues in Science and Technology I. 4 credits.

This course introduces the student to specific, relevant topics within science and technology. Analytical tools are used and further developed in the study of the topics to acquaint the student with the methods and nature of science.

ISAT 112. Issues in Science and Technology II. 4 credits.

This course is a continuation of ISAT 111, but involving a different grouping of issues and analytical methods.

ISAT 131. Connections I. 1 credit.

This course examines the context of science and technology, drawing from the other integrated science and technology courses to explore questions about ethics, history, economics and the future. Students will develop critical abilities and communication skills through discussion, reading, writing, problem solving, collaborative work, use of non-print materials, off-campus trips and guest speakers.

ISAT 132. Connections II. 1 credit.

A continuation of ISAT 131.

ISAT 141. Analytical Methods I (3, 2). 4 credits.

Analytical methods will be developed through the integrated presentation of topics from discrete systems, calculus, physical sciences and computer-based analysis. Course will focus on an understanding of discrete mathematics, relational databases, analytical methods with computers, mathematical modeling and elements of the physical sciences.

ISAT 142. Analytical Methods II (3, 2). 4 credits.

A continuation of ISAT 141 with focus on problem- solving methodologies and additional applications to the study of the sciences including concepts of modeling and visualization, decision and knowledge based systems, project management, and calculus. Prerequisite: ISAT 141 or permission of instructor.

ISAT 211. Issues in Science and Technology III. 4 credits.

A continuation of ISAT 112 which utilizes and further develops analytical methods used within science and technology in examining specific contemporary issues and developments. Two to four topics will be included in a semester of study. Prerequisite: ISAT 142 or permission of instructor.

ISAT 212. Issues in Science and Technology IV. 4 credits.

A continuation of ISAT 211 which utilizes and develops analytical methods used within science and technology in examining specific contemporary issues and developments. Two to four topics will be included in a semester of study. Prerequisite: ISAT 142 or permission of instructor.

ISAT 231. Connections III. 1 credit each semester.

A continuation of ISAT 132. Courses draw from other ISAT courses to explore questions about ethics, history, economics, politics and the future. Students will develop critical thinking and communication skills through discussion, reading, writing, problem solving, collaborative work, use of non-print materials, off-campus trips and guest speakers.

ISAT 232. Connections IV. 1 credit each semester.

A continuation of ISAT 231.

ISAT 241. Analytical Methods III (3,2). 4 credits.

A continuation of ISAT 142 with focus on modeling through the use of calculus and differential equations, elements of the physical sciences, knowledge acquisition and representation, and quality management. Prerequisite: ISAT 142 or permission of instructor.

ISAT 242. Analytical Methods IV (3,2). 4 credits.

A continuation of ISAT 241 with focus on knowledge management, collaborative skills, and applications of differentiation, integration, and differential equations to modeling of the physical sciences. Prerequisite: ISAT 241 or permission of instructor.

ISAT 280. Projects in Integrated Science and Technology. 1-4 credits.

Projects or special topics in integrated science and technology which are of interest to the lower division student. May be repeated for credit when course content changes. Projects or topics selected may dictate prerequisites. Students should consult the instructor prior to enrolling for the course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Junior - Senior Sequence

See the program coordinator for information on the junior- and senior-level courses.


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