Big Questions Course Portfolios and Related Materials

 

The following courses have been taught within a “Big Questions” framework. Click the desired course to gain access to applicable portfolio materials. Each portfolio will open as a Microsoft Word document and contains embedded links to supplementary materials.

 

USFI 201: Scientific Inquiry (Dr. Wilton Bunch, Department of Philosophy, Samford University)

 

USFI 201: Scientific Inquiry (Dr. Steve Donaldson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Samford University)

 

IDSC 201: Scientific Methods (Dr. George Keller, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Samford University)

 

BUSA 332: Quantitative Methods III (Dr. Tom Woolley, Brock School of Business, Samford University)

 

COSC 470: Artificial Intelligence (Dr. Steve Donaldson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Samford University)

 

MATH 110: Contemporary Mathematics (Dr. Jeffrey Powell, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Samford University)

 

BIOL 203: Foundations of Biology (Dr. Malia Fincher, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Samford University)

 

COSC 107: Introduction to Computer Science (Dr. Brian Toone, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Samford University)

 

CS171: Computers and The Mind’s Eye (Dr. Marietta Cameron, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Birmingham Southern College)

 

COSC 200: Discrete Structures for Computer Science (Dr. Steve Donaldson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Samford University)

 

PH 301: College Physics I (Dr. Damon Hillman, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Miles College)

 

PH 302: College Physics II (Dr. Damian A. Hillman, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Miles College)

 

BIOL 203: Foundations of Biology I (Dr. Betsy Dobbins, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Samford University)

 

BIOL 326: Environmental Science (Dr. Kristin Bakkegard, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Samford University)

 

COSC 107: Introduction to Computer Science (Greg Kawell, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Samford University)

 

Powell, J., (2010). Examining life's big questions in contemporary math. Southeastern Sectional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Elon, NC. (presentation)

 

Donaldson, Steve (2011). Teaching computer science in a big questions framework. In J. Meinke (Ed.), The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 26 (5), 72-79. (paper*)

*© CCSC, (2011). This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of CCSC for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in The Journal of Computing Sciences in

Colleges, (26,5, 2011), http://dl.acm.org/.

Also presented at the May, 2011 Mid-South Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), Conway, AR (presentation)

 

 

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