SCI150: This course will introduce students to the key scientific ideas and figures that have helped shape the world in which we live today. Particular attention will be given to conceptual understanding of foundational skills needed to make use of the scientific method and approaches adopted by the scientific community. Understanding how science interacts with other societal influencers (economics, religion, politics, media, etc.) will prepare students for a lifetime of engaging real world problems. A range of broad topics from the natural sciences will be discussed, including topics from ecology, biology, geophysics, and meteorology among others.