Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.CourseNS 241 Philosophy & History of ScienceSemesterFA 2012 HOFacultyRyberg, Patricia E.Office LocationSC 113BOffice HoursTuesday 10:00-11:00; Wednesday 11:00-12:00; by appointmentDaytime Phone(816) 584-6882E-Mailpatricia.firstname.lastname@example.orgSemester DatesAugust 20 - December 14, 2012Class Days--T-R--Class Time8:45 - 10:00 AMCredit Hours3Textbook: Losee, J. 2001. A historical introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 328 pgs. ISBN-10: 0798700555, ISBN-13: 978-0198700555
Course work will be primarily based on lecture material provided by the professor and subsequent articles assigned to the class.Additional Resources: McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: NS 241 Philosophy and History of Science: A history of science is presented in terms of the multi-cultural 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. 3:0:3Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesExplain the nature of scientific inquiry and the scientific method;Demonstrate scientific experimentation as a problem-solving method via directed laboratory experiences;Discuss the multicultural nature of both historic and present day scientific endeavors (gained via readings and course projects);Demonstrate the use of Science Literacy, Critical Literacy, and Values Literacy via written and oral presentations.Core Assessment:
CORE ASSESSMENT ASIGNMENT: Op-Ed Poster Display (or Editorial Page
NS 241 Philosophy & History of Science
FA 2012 HO
Ryberg, Patricia E.
Tuesday 10:00-11:00; Wednesday 11:00-12:00; by appointment
August 20 - December 14, 2012
8:45 - 10:00 AM
Textbook: Losee, J. 2001. A historical introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 328 pgs. ISBN-10: 0798700555, ISBN-13: 978-0198700555
Course work will be primarily based on lecture material provided by the professor and subsequent articles assigned to the class.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
CORE ASSESSMENT ASIGNMENT:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant or “Core” Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. Assessment items will include:
1. Lecture exams (3 @ 100 pts. Each = 300 pts. Total)
2. Class Participation (50 pts. Total)
3. Quizes (100 pts. Total)
4. Project Oral Presentation (100 pts.)
5. Project Written Presentation (150 pts.)
a. First Draft (25 pts.)
b. Second Draft (125 pts)
6. Comprehensive Final Exam (300 pts.)
Total # of points available = 1000 pts.
All of the above will follow the syllabus schedule as much as possible. (This instructor reserves the right to change or alter the schedule if necessary.)
A = 90% and higher
B = 80 – 89%
C = 70 – 79%
D = 60 – 69%
F = 59% and below
Exams: Lecture exams may consist of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
Quizzes: Lecture quizzes will not be announced; questions will be multiple choice or one-word answer and will test on material from the previous few classes.
Oral and Written Presentation: A presentation to the class and a corresponding written report on a topic agreed upon by the student and professor.
Make-ups: All graded material cannot be made up. Emergencies involving missed exams and assignments will be handled on a case-by-case basis (see University attendance policies).
Extra credit: No Extra Credit will be available for this course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Late assignments will receive a grade of zero. An absence from the session at which an assignment is due does not exempt one from the assignment due date; it is the student’s responsibility to get assignments to the professor on or before the due date, especially in the case of excused absences as mentioned, above. Emergency situations that can be documented will be handled on a case by case basis with the instructor.
Aug 20–Aug 24
Philosophy of Science
Aug 27–Aug 31
Western Science; The Scientific Method
Sept 3 – Sept 7
Early Social & Scientific Thought
Sept 10 –Sept 13
Sept 17 –Sept 21
Early Non-Western Science
Sept 24 –Sept 28
1. Class Presentations Thursday
2. 1st Draft of Written Project
Oct 1–Oct 5
The Age of Darwin
Oct 8–Oct 12
Oct 15–Oct 19
Oct 22–Oct 26
19th Century Science
Oct 29–Nov 2
19th Century Non-traditional Science
Nov 5–Nov 9
The Atomic Revolution
Nov 12–Nov 16
The Atomic Revolution
Nov 19–Nov 23
Early 20th century minorities
1. Class Presentations Tuesday
2. No Class Thursday
Nov 26–Nov 30
Civil Rights/Women’s Movement
Class Presentations Thursday
Dec 3–Dec 7
Today and the Future
Written Presentations Due Fri
Dec 10–Dec 14
FINAL: THURSDAY DECEMBER 13: 8:00–10:00
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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 .
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