The Science Foundations program at the University of Iowa consists of a sequence of general science courses designed specifically for the non-science student. The program is unique both in course content and instructional strategy. Recognizing that student backgrounds and needs differ greatly between the science and non-science major, the Foundations program is offered as an alternative to the traditional lecture-based science courses. Whereas the lecture-based courses emphasize the recall and application of factual material, Science Foundations stresses problem- solving strategies based on laboratory experience. Consequently, practically all of a student's time is devoted to "hands-on" activity with problems in the Foundations program.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Shymansky, James A.
"Science Foundations: A Science Program for the Non-Science Major,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 13
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol13/iss3/10