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COGS 013: Scientific Thinking

Units: 4

Explores science as an approach to reasoning, as a social process, and as coordinated cultural institutions. Both the benefits and the limitations of science are discussed. Established cognitive biases are described, common errors of thought (such as logical fallacies) are introduced, and the ways in which scientific methods work to overcome these problems are explained. Additional topics include: science and the media; science and society; and methods for detecting pseudoscience, hoaxes, and scams.

Course Details
Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
  • Spring

Repeatable for Credit: No
Discussion included
Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

GE Requirements
  • Badge: Scientific Method

Requisites and Restrictions
Instructor Permission Required: No

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