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An Interdisciplinary Course on the Significance of Science.

Author: William Rife
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : English
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A course, called Nature of Science, is described as developed over the eight years it has been presented to nonscience majors at a liberal arts college. The aims of the course are to show important ties between science and those disciplines in which nonscience students' primary interests lie; to develop in nonscience students the recognition that an intelligent perspective on science will be an essential part of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Rife
OCLC Number: 967169853
Description: 12 pages

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A course, called Nature of Science, is described as developed over the eight years it has been presented to nonscience majors at a liberal arts college. The aims of the course are to show important ties between science and those disciplines in which nonscience students' primary interests lie; to develop in nonscience students the recognition that an intelligent perspective on science will be an essential part of their thinking; and to introduce them to works about science which can serve as prototypes for a continuing nonprofessional interest in science. The structure of the course is in two parts, each running for one ten-week term. Details of class meetings, scheduling, prerequisites, and participant characteristics are presented. The content, about 40% science and 60% about science, is based on course materials listed in an attached bibliography. Criteria for book selection and a sequence of presentation of course content is outlined. The first major topic is the Copernican Revolution, the second the Darwinian-Mendelian Revolution, and the third behaviorism. Procedures for examinations and grading are presented, and the promotion of a worldview by the teacher is discussed. Ratings from students evaluation forms indicate uniform commendation. (Author/KSM).

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