PHIL202 - Philosophy of Science
Course Code: PHIL202 Course ID: 4693 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
Philosophy of Science will introduce students to the origins and development of modern science and how that is distinguished from pseudo-science; the importance of deduction and induction and their separate methodologies; the process of the scientific method; scientific change and scientific revolutions, particularly that of Thomas Kuhn; and selected philosophical problems in the basic sciences, such as absolute space, biological classification, the modular mind, and recent discoveries of neuroscience.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/21 - 12/31/21||01/03/22 - 02/27/22||Winter 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO1: Define how "science" can be distinguished from "true science," "pseudo-science," and “scientism.”
CO2: Describe the process of the scientific method in research and scientific investigation.
CO3: Describe the logical positivist philosophy of science.
CO4: Describe the structure of Thomas Kuhn's "paradigm shift" and the rationality of science.
CO5: Compare and contrast the positions of Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton on the issue of absolute space.
CO6: Identify the problems in scientific classification.
CO7: Identify current discoveries in neuroscience.
CO8: Compare and contrast the approaches of science and religion in seeking universal truths about the human condition.
|Week 1 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 2 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 3 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 4 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 5 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 6 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 7 Forum||3.33 %|
|Week 8 Forum||3.33 %|
|Homework Assignments||30.00 %|
|Week 3 - Timeline 1||10.00 %|
|Week 4 - Research Proposal||10.00 %|
|Week 5 - Timeline 2||10.00 %|
|Research Paper and Presentation||40.00 %|
|Week 7 - Research Essay||20.00 %|
|Week 8 - Research Presentation||20.00 %|
|Book Title:||Early Writings in the Philosophy of Science: From Aristotle to Einstein - e-book available inside the classroom|
|Publication Info:||APUS ePress|
|Author:||Canfield Fuller, Sarah, ed|
|Book Title:||Theory and Reality: An Introduction to Philosophy of Science-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.