Science and Society


Science and Society


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    • Name: Jamie Walls
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    • Phone: 305-284-4570
    • Location: 153 Physics
  • Recommended for
    non-science majors.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 4

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The foundations of the natural sciences within the context of their interrelationships to the human condition and to society. Designed for non-science majors, the objectives of this cognate are to engage students in at least three different scientific areas: First, by developing a critical understanding of scientific principles and issues impacting our natural world and in the public domain; second by developing an appreciation for methods of scientific inquiry and for the reciprocal nature between scientific discovery and societies; and third by demonstrating the ability to formulate and communicate informed opinions concerning scientific issues in the public sphere.

Option Groups

Complete at least 3 of the following option groups:

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