New Class: Information, Science, and Society


The library will be offering a new course in Fall Term that has been approved for both the new general education capacity Inquiry & Analysis as well as for Strand F in University Studies. The course invites students to explore high-interest current topics in science and learn about how people encounter, evaluate, and use scientific information in their daily lives. Using a variety of media, including newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, nonfiction books, videos, websites, and a novel, students will consider how people engage with science outside of the laboratory or classroom—and how personal, political, economic, and other contexts shape our understanding of new, thorny, or contentious scientific issues. The course is also designated as a low-cost materials course. 


Course information:


Information, Science, and Society

CRN: 1495

Credits: 4

Day/Time: Mon-Wed 1:30-3:20

Delivery: In-person (Ashland campus)

General Education/University Studies: Inquiry & Analysis/Strand F