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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HON 300 - Natural Science in the Human Context

2012-2013 Catalog Year

Although we tend to think of the natural sciences—which include astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics—as having an immutable existence of their own, all emerged in response to human needs. Students will consider such issues as how and why science develops, how and why the different scientific disciplines emerged, how they differ from each other, how they are the same, what their common questions are, why the scientific method became a cornerstone of the disciplines and of Western thought, and the role of science in today’s society.

PREREQ: HON 200 and 201, or Honors Program Director permission.
credit: 3