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Last approved: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:03:51 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:18:01 GMT

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University Honors (HONR)
Honors Seminar: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery
Fall 2017
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Continuation of HONR 1033. Using an inquiry-based approach, students learn to identify hidden regularities and patterns in nature that may indicate fundamental unifying principles and laws. The scientific method; evaluation of scientific information; limitations of the scientific process; development of a scientific hypothesis. Tools and methodologies of geology, chemistry, physics, biology, anthropology, and other disciplines.
Students will be able to:
• Understand the hypothetico-deductive method
• Test hypotheses using data and scientific reasoning
• Understand how probability theory affects interpretation of experimental results
• Understand the difference between causation and correlation
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CCAS - GCR: Natural Sciences
CCAS-GPAC: Oral Communication
Gen Ed: Nat or Phys Sci
ESIA-Math / Science
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alexmf (Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:32:29 GMT): Rollback: Rollback for GPAC submission
alexmf (Tue, 16 May 2017 17:30:18 GMT): Rollback: Needs review from CCAS UG Dean
echacko (Wed, 17 May 2017 13:03:20 GMT): Rollback: Please upload a syllabus from the last time the course was taught and be sure to include the learning objectives for oral communication. We also need to know how the course will be assessed (include rubric) and need evidence that the prescribed percentage of the grade is being allocated for the oral presentation. Please work with Bethany Kung, who is very familiar with the GPAC requirements and rubrics.
echacko (Fri, 26 May 2017 15:42:54 GMT): Approved for GPAC - Natural Science AND Oral Communication
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