Knowledge of Concepts
Students will describe the current state of the discipline in their area of specialization as well as foundational theories, concepts and practices of the field. Students will add new knowledge to their field through designing and conducting experimental procedures, analyzing the collected data, and determining how the new knowledge fits in with current understanding.
Literature and Effective Communication
Critically read current literature in the discipline and develop effective oral and written presentations.
Successfully apply the scientific method by generating hypotheses, testing the hypothesis through personal research that includes appropriate controls, and formulating defensible conclusions.
Work independently and think for oneself.