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Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

This course will introduce students to multiple scientific disciplinary perspectives in the context of exciting discoveries in science and their subsequent impacts on society. The course will have multiple modules taught by different faculty members from at least three different science and math departments. Each module will examine a disciplinary approach to hypotheses, data collection, and interpretation so students can better understand, and even experience, the discovery process. Faculty members will coordinate transitions between these modules as well as assessment across modules, and students will compare and contrast the disciplinary approaches to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how science is conducted in different fields. The course will also emphasize the relevance of the discoveries to students' lives.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Science and Mathematics 1 course

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Michael Roberts

EXPA: EXP:Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

EXP:Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

This course will introduce students to multiple scientific disciplinary perspectives in the context of exciting discoveries in science and their subsequent impacts on society. The course will have multiple modules taught by different faculty members from at least three different science and math departments. Each module will examine a disciplinary approach to hypotheses, data collection, and interpretation so students can better understand--and even experience--the discovery process. Faculty members will coordinate transitions between these modules as well as assessment across modules, and students will compare and contrast the disciplinary approaches to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how science is conducted in different fields. The course will also emphasize the relevance of the discoveries to students' lives.

The course counts toward the Science and Mathematics (SM) distribution requirement, but because of its interdisciplinary focus, the course does not count towards a specific science or mathematics major. The course is not open to Science Research Fellows because HONR 192 addresses similar interdisciplinary goals.


Michael Roberts

EXPB: EXP:Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

EXP:Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

This course will introduce students to multiple scientific disciplinary perspectives in the context of exciting discoveries in science and their subsequent impacts on society. The course will have multiple modules taught by different faculty members from at least three different science and math departments. Each module will examine a disciplinary approach to hypotheses, data collection, and interpretation so students can better understand--and even experience--the discovery process. Faculty members will coordinate transitions between these modules as well as assessment across modules, and students will compare and contrast the disciplinary approaches to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how science is conducted in different fields. The course will also emphasize the relevance of the discoveries to students' lives.

The course counts toward the Science and Mathematics (SM) distribution requirement, but because of its interdisciplinary focus, the course does not count towards a specific science or mathematics major. The course is not open to Science Research Fellows because HONR 192 addresses similar interdisciplinary goals.