JPH441H1: Physical Science in Contemporary Society

Hours: 
24S

Complex nature of the scientific method; connection between theory, concepts and experimental data; insufficiency of reductionism; characteristics of pathological and pseudo-science; public perception and misperception of science; science and public policy; ethical issues; trends in modern science.

Prerequisite: 

PHY224H1/​PHY250H1/​PHY252H1/​PHY254H1/​PHY256H1/​ENV235H1, or by permission of the instructor.

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)