NS 241 Cultural and Historical Aspects of the Scientific Endeavor
S2J 2007 PV
Schoof, Timothy D.
Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) EducationMaster of Science (MS) ChemistryMaster of Business Administration (MBA) Finance & Management
Cleveland Chiropractic College
11:00 to 12:00
Monday, March 19, 2007- Sunday, May 13, 2007
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Indian Givers by Jack Weatherford, New York, Fawcett Columbine Black Pioneer of Science and Invention by Louis Haber An Odyssey Book, Harcourt Brace and Company Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Monentous Discoveries, 2nd Edition by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, Joseph Henry Press
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
CORE ASSESSMENT ASIGNMENT:
ASSIGNMENT ISSUES: Opinion-Editorial (Op-Ed) Poster Display (or Editorial Page
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Participation: Grade of A Student is present, punctual, attentive, and considerate of others opinions. Material has been read and the student actively participates by contributing ideas and comments that demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the issues. Participation is superior. Critical thinking, effective communication and sound reasoning are evident. Student is an asset to the classroom environment. Grade of B Student may miss a class or two, but is normally present, punctual, attentive, and considerate. Material has been read but depth of understanding and/or insight is less evident than mentioned under A. Comments and opinions reflect a more superficial view of the issues. Student accepts constructive criticism and maintains a positive attitude. Grade of C Attendance is regular, punctual, attentive, and considerate. Some material may have been read, but quality and quantity of participation sporadic. Student is more passive, reluctant to share, and lacks direction. Occasionally, insight into an issue(s) is demonstrated and the effort is there. Student attempts to contribute to the class. Grade of D Material has been attempted, but comprehension is absent. Interest appears lacking and excuses are prevalent. May demonstrate intolerance of others. Tries but is not much of an asset to the classroom environment. Attendance is poor Grade of F Student is generally absent, or when in class, is not an asset to the discussion. May be inconsiderate of others, just not doing the work, paying attention, or unprepared. When called upon, may respond inappropriately (sarcasm, act irritated or bored, etc.). Excuses are prevalent Exams: The exams are take-home. I will give the exams at the end of the period one week before the exam is due. Exams are due on or before the date and time given in class, period! I will not accept late examinations for any reason. You can always turn in the exams early by placing the exam in my college mailbox. Note: Check grading section to see if exams are applicable. Reaction Papers: The purpose of the reaction papers is to have you think critically about an issue and formulate a reaction and opinion(s) to that issue. In general, there are no right or wrong answers. You can take either position as long as you support your opinion with a sound argument and, when possible, include evidence that helps your case. The topic and due date for each paper will be announced in class. The length of a reaction paper should be between 3 to 5 typed double-spaced pages, excluding the cover page and footnotes or references, if present. Grades are based on the following; Insight ............................................... 25% Focus ................................................. 25% Communication.................................... 25% Grammar and Spelling ......................... 25% Presentations: The presentations are designed to practice public speaking and allow you to gain information from your fellow students. Grading is based on the following: Technique .............................................. 25% Cultural information ................................. 25% Scientific information ............................... 25% Visual Aids............................................. 25% Note: If for some reason, you cannot do the presentation, you may do a research paper as an alternative. The research must have a cover page and references. It must be 5 to 10 type written pages not including the cover page and references. Since, the idea of the presentation is to get practice public speaking and since a report cannot accomplish this goal, the paper can only receive a grade of “B” or lower. In addition, I grade reduction will result if you cannot or do not stay and listen to your colleagues.
Journal .............................................. 100 pts Class Participation .............................. 100 pts Reaction Papers ................................. 100 pts Presentation (1) ................................ 100 pts Core Assessment ............................... 100 pts
Total 400 pts
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: I. Historical and Scientific Aspects A. Introduction (week 1) Discussion: Experiences with bigotry and discrimination Film: Scientific Method B. Scientific Method (week 2) Discussion: Who should control scientific knowledge and is there something's that we just should not investigate. Film: “And the Band Played On” C. Science History and Ethics (week 3) Discussion: The female lab assistant Film: Ethical dilemma's in science II. Cultural Aspects A. Women Scientist (week 4) Read: Nobel Prize Women in Science Discussion: Derogatory statements and labeling “Label cans not people” Film: “Women in Science” B. Homosexual contributions to science (week 5) Discussion: Is discrimination ok in some cases? (rights vs. privileges) Film: Decoding Nazi Secrets C. Black and Latino Scientists (week 6) Read: Black Pioneers of Science and Invention. Discussion: Freedom of speech vs. Rights of the individual Film: “Black Inventors and Scientist” D. Native American and Asian contributors to Science (week 7) Read: Indian Givers Discussion: Religion's contribution Film: “Native Americans” E. Presentations (week 8)
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89Violations will result in an "F" for the Course.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Plagiarism will result in an "F" for the course.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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