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)