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CS92PROD
Real Science Versus Psuedoscience
MB&B 102
Spring 2010 not offered

This course is designed to inform interested individuals about how to decipher valid scientific fact from foolish and/or fraudulent science that we are exposed to in contemporary society today. The role of the media, courts, government, politicians, and scientific and medical communities in determining what is accepted as fact will be explored. Topics such as the media coverage of SARS and the avian flu virus, how to decipher basic medical statistics, unproven and unregulated therapies and remedies, cancer clusters, and urban legends and superstitions will be covered. Sessions will consist of an introductory lecture on a given topic followed by case studies exploring specific examples of theoretical concepts.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JAN-16-2022
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