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2012-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6350 - History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

(ED 4350)

Students will examine the history and philosophy of the natural sciences and relate these topics to current issues and trends in science education. Topics include the goals of science, the goals and methods of science education, the nature of the scientific enterprise, the nature of scientific reasoning, the nature of warrants for scientific knowledge, the post-modern critique of science, responses to the post-modern perspective, the differences and similarities between science and technology, and the role of science and technology in contemporary society. Historical and contemporary examples will be used to illuminate many of the aspects of the course and significant attention will be paid to the examination of various positions within the historical development of philosophy of science. The graduate-level course requires independent accelerated additional coursework appropriate for the graduate level.