HONORS 242 - Honors Core Writing in Natural Science
Section: 001 Controversy in Scientific Discovery
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, FYWR
Other:
Honors
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Throughout history, scientific advance unaccompanied by controversy has been rare. From the nature of the carbocation in organic chemistry to the role of humans in global warming, experimental protocols, data interpretation, and intellectual contributions have been the source of significant disagreement among scientists and in the broader community. Here we will examine controversial discoveries in the last 60 years, putting the central findings on trial in the classroom. This will include an evaluation of the scientific ideas as well as a survey of the changing role and nature of scientific discourse from the 1950s to the present day. Further, we will investigate the influence of institutionalized discrimination on the perception of discoveries by both the scientific community and society at large.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed to be appropriate and exciting for all Honors first- and second-year students, whatever their primary areas of interest.

Class Format:

Lecture and discussion

HONORS 242 - Honors Core Writing in Natural Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-003.
002 (DIS)
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28538
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7LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-003.
003 (DIS)
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28539
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8LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-003.
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