HONS-250 Thought and the Natural Sciences

This history and philosophy of science course focuses on science as a human activity. Through an examination of methods, explanations, limitations, and applications of science, students are given sufficient background to be able to recognize distinctive attributes of both actual science and pseudoscience. The course introduces students to the complexity of ethical, political, and social issues that are byproducts of science and technology. Experiments in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics are used to illustrate the nature and progress of science across time. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary, Scientific Explanations, Writing Intensive, Team Intensive.