SRJC Course Outlines

3/2/2024 11:08:07 PMPHYS 7 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 7Title:  STEM CAREERS  
Full Title:  Introduction to STEM Careers
Last Reviewed:10/9/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PHYS 63

Catalog Description:
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This course covers the methods for development of career pathways in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students will learn to use STEM related job-search tools, identify key job skills, develop a plan for acquiring those skills, and how to use science communication skills related to a particular career or area of research in which the student has an interest.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of BIO 10 OR CHEM 42 OR ENGR 10 OR MATH 25 OR MATH 58 OR MATH 27 or higher (MATH); or AB705 placement into Math Tier 4


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course covers the methods for development of career pathways in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students will learn to use STEM related job-search tools, identify key job skills, develop a plan for acquiring those skills, and how to use science communication skills related to a particular career or area of research in which the student has an interest.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of BIO 10 OR CHEM 42 OR ENGR 10 OR MATH 25 OR MATH 58 OR MATH 27 or higher (MATH); or AB705 placement into Math Tier 4
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2019Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Understand skills and educational needs required to be employed in their chosen STEM
    career and research interests
2.  Align extracurricular plan with their chosen STEM career and research interests
3.  Develop STEM related communication skills relevant to their chosen STEM career and research
    interests

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify skills necessary in their field of STEM
2. Create a plan for acquiring these skills either through their coursework or extracurricular work
3. Investigate career and research pathways in their field of STEM
4. Plan implementation of career pathway
5. Identify communication skills necessary for their chosen STEM career and research interests
6. Practice creating examples of communication skills pertinent to their chosen STEM career
    and research interests

Topics and Scope
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I. Education and Job Skills
    A. Scientific fields and career options       
          1. Research
          2. Applied science
          3. Careers outside of science for STEM students
    B. Skills necessary for success in
         1. Applied vs. research careers
         2. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics
    C. How to build desired skill set from
         1. Coursework and education
         2. Extracurricular internships, volunteering, work, and independent study
II. Occupational Information
    A. Pathways to successful chosen STEM field
         1. In research
         2. In applied science careers
         3. In careers outside of science for STEM students
    B. Role of internships
    C. Role of undergraduate research
     D. Role of networking
III. Scientific Communication
    A. Professional
         1. Communicating with professors
         2. Applying for internships
         3. Job applications
    B. Research
          1. Scientific papers
         2. Poster presentations
         3. Grant proposals

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading in text and other sources (5-10 pages)
2. Written and oral assignments (4-8), which may include:
    a. Analysis of education and transfer plan
    b. Career goals
     c. Research and applied career options for chosen STEM field and optimal skill sets
    d. Letters of introduction
     e. Implement small scale career network
    f. Analyze or write scientific paper or presentation
3. Outside activities (2-4), which may include
     a. Job shadow
    b. Informational interview
    c. Club officer

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 75%
Written assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
25 - 50%
Oral assignments and outside activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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What Color is Your Parachute? Bolles, Richard. Ten Speed Press. 2017
The Art of Work. Goin, Jeff. Thomas Nelson. 2015
Guide to Life Science Careers. Peterson, Karen. NPG Education. 2010 (classic)

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