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NSCI 1780 - Contemporary Issues in Science
Fall 2021, Section 91

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000332 NSCI 1780 91 Contemporary Issues in Science
10/25 - 12/17
3.0 Open Donatelle, Angela
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: Saint Paul College
Building/Room: Saint Paul College ONLINE

Meeting Details
10/25/2021 - 12/17/2021 n/a n/a Saint Paul College ONLINE Donatelle, Angela

  • Accelerated course meets last 8 weeks of the semester from 10/25/21 - 12/17/21.
  • ONLINE-COURSE (100% online) Online courses require access to D2L Brightspace. Students must log into their courses before 11:00 pm on the 7th calendar day of the course. If new to D2L Brightspace, students may attend one of the Student Technology Orientations listed at For technical assistance accessing D2L Brightspace and/or courses, please e-mail the
  • This course is asynchronous - meaning you will be reading, viewing videos, participating in online discussions, and doing class assignments on your own time at home. There are no scheduled course meetings.

Location Details
Offered through: Saint Paul College.
Campus: Saint Paul College. Location: Saint Paul College.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 40 Enrolled: 22 Seats Remaining: 18

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
This course requires any of these nine prerequisites
READ 0721 - Reading 1 (Minimum grade: 1.66 GPA Equivalent)
READ 0724 - Fast Track Reading (Minimum grade: 2.0 GPA Equivalent)
A score of 60 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension
A score of 240 on test Accuplacer NG Reading
A score of 240 on test Accuplacer NG COMP Reading
A score of 19 on test ACT Reading
A score of 460 on test SAT Evidence-Based Read/Write Composite
A score of 1047 on test MN Comprehensive Assessment Reading
A score of 3 on test Reading Placement

Full refund is available until October 26, 2021, 11:59PM CST.
The last day to add this course is 1 business day(s) after October 25, 2021. The last day to drop this course is 1 business day(s) after October 25, 2021.
The last day to withdraw from this course is December 7, 2021.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $591.87
Tuition -nonresident: $591.87
Approximate Course Fees: $74.04

Course Books and Materials
No Textbook Required

Course Level

General/Liberal Education Category
  • Goal 3:Natural Sciences
  • Goal 9:Ethical & Civic Responsibility

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science
  • Goal 09 - Ethical/Civic Resp

Scientific dilemmas and advances in science make headlines every day. Without knowing the science behind the top issues, it is difficult to separate fact from hype. In this course we will focus on contemporary issues such as climate change, renewable energy, environmental toxins, stem cell research, gene therapy, and pandemic diseases. Students will learn the basic scientific concepts behind each issue and will then explore the ethical dilemmas that each issue brings up. Course includes lab-like learning activities. Traditional, hybrid, and online sections are available. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 3 & 9) 3C/3/0/0

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