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Course Code: PHIL202 Course ID: 4693 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
Philosophy of Science will introduce students to the origins and development of modern science and how that is distinguished from pseudo-science; the importance of deduction and induction and their separate methodologies; the process of the scientific method; scientific change and scientific revolutions, particularly that of Thomas Kuhn; and selected philosophical problems in the basic sciences, such as absolute space, biological classification, the modular mind, and recent discoveries of neuroscience.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO1: Define how "science" can be distinguished from "true science," "pseudo-science," and “scientism.”
CO2: Describe the process of the scientific method in research and scientific investigation.
CO3: Describe the logical positivist philosophy of science.
CO4: Describe the structure of Thomas Kuhn's "paradigm shift" and the rationality of science.
CO5: Compare and contrast the positions of Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton on the issue of absolute space.
CO6: Identify the problems in scientific classification.
CO7: Identify current discoveries in neuroscience.
CO8: Compare and contrast the approaches of science and religion in seeking universal truths about the human condition.
|Week 1 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 2 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 3 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 4 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 5 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 6 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 7 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 8 Forum||3.33 %|
|Homework Assignments||30.00 %|
|Week 3 - Timeline 1||10.00 %|
|Week 4 - Research Proposal||10.00 %|
|Week 5 - Timeline 2||10.00 %|
|Research Paper and Presentation||40.00 %|
|Week 7 - Research Essay||20.00 %|
|Week 8 - Research Presentation||20.00 %|
|Book Title:||Early Writings in the Philosophy of Science: From Aristotle to Einstein - e-book available inside the classroom|
|Publication Info:||APUS ePress|
|Author:||Canfield Fuller, Sarah, ed|
|Book Title:||Theory and Reality: An Introduction to Philosophy of Science-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.