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PHIL 244: Philosophy of Science

Using examples from the natural sciences, this course examines fundamental concepts of science, including scientific method, the nature of scientific theories and hypotheses, objectivity in data collection and analysis, the use of technology in making observations, confirmation versus falsification, and explanation versus prediction. To illustrate why non-scientists need to understand scientific practice the course also considers controversies such as global warming and intelligent design. Offered annually. Counts toward neuroscience concentration.

Ancient Studies

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...231) PHIL 235 Ancient Greek Philosophy PHIL 374...Age of Greece CLASS 244 The Golden Age...

Linguistic Studies

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...Directed Undergraduate Research NORW 244 The Sami: Traditions in Transition PHIL 240 Formal Logic PSYCH...

Neuroscience

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...PHIL 231 Philosophy of Mind PHIL 244 Philosophy of Science PHIL 250 Biomedical Ethics PHIL...

Philosophy

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...PHIL 246 Space and Time PHIL 240 Formal Logic PHIL 241 Philosophical Theology PHIL 244...

Race and Ethnic Studies

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...for majors) NORW 244 The Sami: Traditions in Transition (for majors) PHIL 255 Race and...