Mar 23, 2023  
Fall 2017 Course Catalog 
Fall 2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYSC 134H - Science, Pseudoscience and Critical Thinking - Honors

3 credits

A reading and discussion intensive course that provides the non-science major with the framework to explore how modern scientists develop and examine their ideas. The course will focus on non-mathematical explorations of critical thinking techniques, scientific methods, pseudoscience and extraordinary claims, peer review, hypothesis testing, the media portrayal of science, and why a scientific theory is not “just a theory.”

Prerequisites: Successful completion of prerequisite course READ 105 Analytical Reading  or appropriate course placement.