Science Conversation Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate:
- knowledge of pivotal eras in the rise and development of the natural sciences in the west.
- critical thinking about the aims, power, and limits of science in arriving at knowledge about the natural world.
- knowledge of the mutual influences of the natural and social sciences.
- ability to understand, articulate, and evaluate various positions taken in current debates about social and political issues involving scientific knowledge.
- critical thinking about the relations of science to religion and morality, and to the institutional contexts that shape science.
- ability to articulate thoughts and positions in clear, effective prose, and in oral communication in small groups and class-wide discussions.
- proficiency at keeping a laboratory notebook that serves as a proper and permanent record of their experimental work.