Revised NSI learning outcomes

The General Education Oversight Committee approved revised Natural Scientific Inquiry (NSI) learning outcomes in January 2024 that will go into effect in Fall 2024. Syllabi and course proposals should therefore use the revised learning outcomes going forward:

Upon successful completion of the NSI requirement, students will be able to:

  1. Explain scientific concepts related to natural phenomena.

  2. Discriminate between valid and invalid inferences made using scientific concepts and evidence.

  3. Describe the relevance of scientific concepts to historical or contemporary societal subjects.

  4. Describe data collected via the scientific method (required for lab courses only, optional for non-lab courses).