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STEM185 - The History and Context of STEM

Course Details

Course Code: STEM185 Course ID: 5172 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course offer students the opportunity to delve into the history and context of the STEM disciplines. The course will review not only the definition of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), but the history of the individual study areas and their progression toward a unified field of study. The course will delve into the similarities that helps to unite these fields as well as the distinct differences that separate them. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics as the course looks at different key timeframes in STEM, such as 19th century America and Europe as well as today.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the foundation of today’s STEM practices

CO2: Develop a timeline of the key historical events involved in shaping today's STEM fields

CO3: Summarize how the field of STEM has affected underrepresented populations.

CO4: Outline interactions between social factors and STEM fields.

CO5: Demonstrate an understanding of how different STEM fields interact with each other.

  • Timeline, including video walkthrough and peer reviews worth 40% of the overall course grade
  • 3 Essays worth 30% of the overall course grade
  • 6 Discussion forums worth 30% of the overall course grade

All assigned readings are available within the electronic reserves housed in the course.

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

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.