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STEM100 - Introduction to STEM Disciplines

Course Details

Course Code: STEM100 Course ID: 5112 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course exposes incoming students a chance to explore an array of topics and disciplines across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and provides a solid exploration of the STEM industry and career opportunities through undergraduate study. Students will be introduced to major areas of STEM, covering the fundamental principles and concepts of each discipline. Students will be introduced to career avenues, expectation of career readiness, career satisfaction, and professional communication. There is an emphasis on developing an understanding of personal interests, skills, and abilities, with a focus on helping the student find their passion through self-reflection and self-assessment. NOTE: This course is only available to students enrolled in the AS in Computer Technology, BS in Computer Technology, or BS in Electrical Engineering programs.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to:
Describe the disciplines of the STEM degree programs offered at APUS, along with the concepts, rigor, practical applications, and careers that can be pursued
Ascertain one's own degree of mastery of the prerequisite material needed for different STEM majors.
Explore the interdisciplinary nature of STEM via collaboration.
Finalize degree program selection
Complete a plan of study.
Explore career options and resources for job searches.

Table of Contents

8 – Week Course Outline and Grading

The table below shows the points for each assignment.

Week

Deliverable

Points

% of total grade

1

Team Project Survey

0

0

1

Introduction Forum

100

6.7%

1

Weekly Activity

100

6.7%

2

Forum

100

6.7%

2

Weekly Activity

100

6.7%

3

Forum

100

6.7%

3

Weekly Activity

100

6.7%

4

Weekly Activity

100

6.7%

5

Weekly Activity

100

6.7%

6

Forum

100

6.7%

6

Weekly Activity

100

6.7%

7

Forum

100

6.7%

7

Weekly Activity

100

6.7%

8

Forum

100

6.7%

8

Final Project

200

13.3%

Total Points

1,500

100%

Students will engage with a variety of Open Educational Resources as well as STEM faculty and director content contributions.

Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:D2L Note

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.