NS 241 Cultural and Historical Aspects of the Scientific Endeavor
U1H 2006 BU
Smith, Bradley A.
BS - BiologyMPH - Health EducationCertified Health Education Specialist
18:30 – 19:30 Tuesday and Thursday
5 June – 30 July, 2006
--T-R--Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:35 - 10:05 PM
Textbook: Bragg, Melvyn. On Giant's Shoulders: Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from Archimedes to DNA, 1999. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ISBN 0471357324 (Hardback) ISBN 04713968342 (Paperback)
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Course Description: A history of science is presented in terms of the multicultural aspects of our scientific heritage. Focus is upon the nature of scientific inquiry and the social factors affecting the participation of diverse groups of individuals in the advancement of science. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based on a combination of Socratic lecture/discussion and direct application of scientific principles through recreation and modeling of historic scientific discovery.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
CORE ASSESSMENT ASIGNMENT:
ASSIGNMENT ISSUES: Opinion-Editorial (Op-Ed) Poster Display (or Editorial Page
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and participate in class discussion and exercises. Two exams, pop quizzes, and participation in class assignments will form the basis for grading.
Grading: The final course grade will be determined as follows:
Mid-Term Examination: 30%
Final Examination: 35%
Pop Quizzes: 25%
In Class Assignments/Participation: 10%
The Mid-Term Examination will cover all material assigned and presented prior to the examination. The final exam will cover all material covered throughout the course. Pop quizzes will be given at random. These quizzes will cover material discussed or assigned up to that date. Participation in discussion and in-class assignments will account for up to 10 percentage points on the final grade. Letter grades will be assigned according to the following percentages:
90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F (or three or more unexcused absences)
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons (e.g. illness, TAD, etc.) are excusable, however, the student will make-up the missed classes through an appropriate assignment. Two un-excused absences are considered excessive. Students are expected to participate in class discussion and that participation will compromise a portion of their final grade.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Text/Chapters Topic
June 6 – 8 On Giant's Shoulders: Introduction/
Chap. 1 Archimedes
June 13 – 15 On Giant's Shoulders:
Chapter 2 & 3 Galileo and Newton
June 20 – 22 On Giant's Shoulders:
Chapters 4 & 5 Lavoisier and Faraday
June 27 – 29 On Giant's Shoulders:
Chapter 6 Darwin -Mid Term Review
July 4 – 6 Mid-Term Exam – July 6
July 11 - 13 On Giant's Shoulders:
Chapters 7 & 8 Poincare' and Freud
July 18 – 20 On Giant's Shoulders:
Chapters 9 & 10 Curie and Einstein
July 25 On Giant's Shoulders:
Chapters 11 & 12 Watson & Crick
July 27 Final Exam – All Other Assignments Due
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:5/1/2006 5:07:16 PM