Science (SCI)

Courses

SCI 292   Special Topics:* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: Department approval.

This course periodically offers specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to diverse areas of science, not offered in the normal curriculum, to interested and qualified students within the program. Topics will not be repeated within a 24 month period.

SCI 292

  • Title: Special Topics:*
  • Number: SCI 292
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Department approval.

Description:

This course periodically offers specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to diverse areas of science, not offered in the normal curriculum, to interested and qualified students within the program. Topics will not be repeated within a 24 month period.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Complete relevant readings and/or research in the designated topic.
  2. Define key terms, and both explain, and apply concepts within the scope of the topic.
  3. Utilize research and/or analysis skills relevant to the area and issues of study.
  4. Engage in a reasoned and scholarly discussion about the special topic.
  5. Develop an understanding of the special topic that can be supported by such means as textual evidence or research. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

Because of the nature of a Special Topics course, the course Content Outline and Competencies will vary, depending on the Special Topic being offered. The Special Topics course outlines must be designed in the standard format for all JCCC-approved courses and must include the standard course objectives for a Special Topics class. The course Content Outline and Competencies must be written in outcome-based language. In order to maintain course consistency, rigor, and uniqueness, each section of this course must be reviewed and approved by the Science Division Curriculum Committee and the Science Division Dean.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods: Evaluation will be based on typical assignments such as readings, discussion, written assignments (such as critical reviews or research papers), web-based research, individual or group projects, etc., dependent upon the needs of the topic and the instructor.

Grade Criteria:
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 79%
D = 60 - 69%
F = below 60% 

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).