85.120 The Nature of Science

The Nature of Science

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7765
Status Active

In this course students are introduced to the role of critical thinking in the development of scientific theories. Several major areas of science are explored with a focus on the link between conceptual thought and the resulting physical laws. The importance to society of scientists and citizens making informed decisions on science/technology issues are examined. Methods to gather and assess data are discussed and a number of examples of the use of scientific principles to prove fact or fraud are studied. The students will learn how to question propositions put before them.