Science for Non-Science Majors

Non-science majors, who are required one or more science subjects to complete their degree, are the students for whom Integrated Science Course is designed to serve. The course provides substantial, easy to learn introduction to the fundamental behaviour of matter and energy in living and non-living systems.

Guiding students to think scientifically, by way of exploring fundamental concepts, often in historical contexts, is the thrust of instruction. Students are invited to experience methods of science by evaluating situations and solving problems from a scientific point of view. Although technical language and mathematics are central to developing science concepts, only those needed would be used; no prior science work is assumed.

Still from TV feature "WWF-Philippines, GMA7 and Technology and Livelihood Resource Center MAGNEGOSYO "Managers' Experiential Course on Nature MECOM"

Still from TV feature “WWF-Philippines, GMA7 and Technology and Livelihood Resource Center MAGNEGOSYO “Managers’ Experiential Course on Nature MECON”

Theory of Multiple Intelligences permeates the methods of teaching; thus the motivation to learn, to do and to love science — in the attainment of the Non-science Majors’ Scholarship, Creative and Critical Thinking, Heritage Conservation, Leadership and Ethical Action, Information Literacy and Communication, Global Engagement and last not but not the least, Lifelong Learning — is the primary goal.

In general, at the end two  semesters, the non-science majors are expected to:

  1. Inter-disciplinary study all the sciences into a coherent knowledge base of facts, concepts and interpretations that will serve as his framework for understanding the living and non-living systems.
  2. Acquire a taste for science thoughts, feelings, readings, writings, illustrations, experimentations, recreations  and all sorts of scholarly conversations regarding its processes and core concepts.
  3. Build for him/herself a mix of descriptive and analytical aspects of science that auto-arouses interest and feelings needed to reach educational goals of his/her particular course.
  4. Relate science to ordinary everyday life situations in addition to extraordinary human history of discoveries — people and events involved in the development of scientific and concepts.

For College of Fine Arts, University of Santo Tomas students, an additional goal for you to: integrate science learning with the institutional goals of Scholarship, Creative and Critical Thinking, Heritage Conservation, Leadership and Ethical Action, Information Literacy and Communication, Global Engagement and Lifelong Learning.

The Visual Course Syllabus Nat Sci 102

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