VIC170Y1: The Impact of Science on Our Society


How rhetoric and statistical analysis are used to communicate scientific observations and theories to different audiences will be examined in lectures and seminars. Uncertainty, belief, evidence, risk assessment, random error and bias will be discussed using examples drawn from literature, the arts and the physical, life and social sciences. Students will prepare a research grant application on a scientific topic of their own choice. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.


Admission to Vic One


VIC171Y1 and 1.0 FCE selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 FCE must be a BIO course)


Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)