GS - General Science

Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Courses in General Science (GS)

Additional offerings by the department include courses in Biology (BIO)

http://biology.appstate.edu

Zack Murrell, Interim Department Chair

GS 5403. Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools (3).F;S. This course is for the prospective middle/high school science teacher and it focuses on effective instructional strategies for teaching principles associated with major school science disciplines. Emphasis is placed on planning, science process skills, inquiry-based instruction, hands-on/minds-on activities, improvising materials, demonstrations, and assessment techniques. Special emphasis is also placed on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the Next Generation Science Education Standards. A minimum of 15 hours of experience in public school classrooms will be required as part of this course. [Dual-listed with GS 4403.]

GS 5404. The Meaning and Nature of Science (3).F. The goal of this course is to help students develop a sound understanding of the nature of science, the process of scientific inquiry, and the reciprocal relationship between science and society through a critical examination of the history of science since the Renaissance. Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with GS 4404.]

GS 5500. Independent Study (1-4).On Demand.

GS 5510. Environmental Problems (3).S. A study of environmental problems: their historical and cultural origins, their scientific background, and their possible solutions. Designed for students with limited science backgrounds.

GS 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand.

GS 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research. Graded on an S/U basis. GS 5989 does not count toward a degree.