HNRS 360: Multi-Disciplinary Topics (Topic Varies)

HNRS 360-008: Scientific Controversies
(Spring 2022)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Horizon Hall 1011

Section Information for Spring 2022

Why are so many in the public misinformed about important scientific issues such as climate change and vaccine safety— issues that have major implications for public policy and well-being? When is there a genuine scientific controversy about such scientific issues and when is the controversy fake or manufactured? What explains why some segments of the public are more likely to be misinformed about important scientific topics than others? Which strategies are effective in decreasing the likelihood of misinformation and which strategies backfire? In this course, we’ll draw from the history and philosophy of science, psychology, sociology, and related fields to address these and related questions.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Course topic varies by semester and section. Students will ask and refine manageable research questions focused on a topical theme selected by the instructor. Students will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize new or existing evidence and explicitly identify and explain the implications of connections between their findings and existing scholarship. The results of projects developed in this research seminar will be communicated in the form of papers, public or digital communications, visual representations, public presentations, performances, and/or other significant deliverables.Equivalent to HNRS 353.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: HNRS 260C, 260XS, 261C or 261XS.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Enrollment limited to students with the Honors College (Business)., Honors College (STEM). or Honors College. attributes.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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