2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

PHI 235 Philosophy of Science

3 hours

This course focuses on the difference between science, non-science, and pseudoscience. It introduces students to the fundamental features of scientific thinking, including the logic of induction and confirmation, falsification, and statistical generalization. Students will learn how to assess the quality of scientific studies, in particular the way that scientific studies are reported in the media. Students will also consider the role science can and should play in shaping public policy as well as their personal moral beliefs.




ENG 101


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Scientific World area of the Gen Ed Program.