Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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SCIR 297 - Fundamentals of Scientific Research I

Designed for the promising science, engineering, or mathematics (SEM) student who would like to build upon general SEM skills learned from general courses in order to generate competency in scientific critical thinking and research. This course enables SEM students to pursue research topics of their own choosing with the guidance and supervision of an assigned faculty member. Students should have a strong interest in SEM and be committed toward completion of a multi-semester and interdisciplinary-spanning research project. Projects will not duplicate curriculum content, but will expand on that content. PREREQUISITE(S): A minimum GPA of 3.0; BIOL 150 , CHEM 131 , MATH 165 , and approval of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with consent of department. One hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze research articles in refereed journals.
  • Apply research guidelines regarding record keeping.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the four essential elements in any subject being studied characterization, hypothesis, predictions, and experiments.
  • Identify a subject to study and find ways to study it.

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