May 23, 2022  
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCIE 232 - Science: Fact or Fiction

4.00 credit hours
Outlines current views on the scientific method and questions whether science, as we know it, was an inevitable outcome of human intellect. The concept of science as a profession is also explored. What are the accepted standards of conduct within the scientific community? What is the relationship between the scientific community and the rest of society? How can scientists become more active in helping society recognize faulty science or pseudoscience? Specific case studies are used to investigate these questions and to discuss the ethical issues facing scientific researchers.

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