Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022

     

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FWIS 197 001 (CRN: 22519)

SCIENCE OR PSEUDOSCIENCE?

Long Title: SCIENCE, PSEUDOSCIENCE AND SKEPTICISM: HOW TO TELL GOOD SCIENCE FROM JUNK SCIENCE
Department: First-Year Writing Intensive
Instructor: Cone, Michael
Meeting: 3:00PM - 3:50PM MWF (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Part of Term: First Year Writing
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 16
Section Enrolled: 16
Enrollment data as of: 13-JUN-2024 11:14AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
29-APR-2022  
9:00AM - 12:00PM F
 
Description: This class focuses on scientific skepticism and critical thinking, and how they can be utilized to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Core topics include the fallibility of perception; mechanisms of self-deception; as well as metacognition, cognitive biases and logical fallacies. These topics will be illustrated through examples of good and bad science.