Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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TRANS 057 - Transitions Science

5 credits

Appropriate CASAS Placement Scores.

This course will enhance a student’s reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, and employability skills by focusing on the fundamental concepts of Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science. Emphasis will be placed on topics such as genetics, the human body, motion and forces, energy, and earth and its systems. This course is intended for a student with a high school completion (GED or HS21+) goal.

Course Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course will:

Demonstrate literal and inferential reading/listening skills for comprehension and vocabulary development:

  • Show improved literacy skills in reading, writing, and analyzing, and determining main ideas and key concepts
  • Demonstrate critical thinking competency in analysis, synthesis, problem solving, and decision-making
  • Show enhanced scientific vocabulary
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in Life Science, Physical Science and Earth and Space Science

Demonstrate skills in mathematical reasoning and application:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use math as it relates to scientific concepts and research
  • Use critical thinking to show competence at using graphs, charts and diagrams to analyze information

Communicate clearly and effectively:

  • Pay attention to conventions of English language use, including grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
  • Be able to discuss scientific material and explain how different disciplines relate to each other

Demonstrate person responsibility in applying technology to enhance learning:

  • Use technology, including the internet, to demonstrate the understanding of the role of research and to identify valid scientific resources
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility by completing work in a timely manner to earn credit

This course does not meet any degree requirements.

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