This course will strive to teach critical scientific thinking in explaining various phenomena including the realm of the paranormal as well as everyday human behavior. Discussions will focus on scientific versus pseudoscientific explanations, and how to tell the difference. Course content will cover the use of language, thought, and logic in distinguishing science fact from science fiction. Inductive and deductive methods, judgement, opinion, belief, and knowledge. A critical examination of contemporary pseudoscientific issues (creation "science", astrology, UFO's etc). (AA, CSU) Advisory Courses: ENGL 1001 and MATH 0830.
If you have questions about this class, please e-mail the instructor, Michael Read .