This course is meant to introduce students to scientific thinking, the nature of science, and the benefits of thinking scientifically. It covers topics such as great scientific philosophers, how science works, and how society and science interact on a daily basis. This is an accelerated course meeting once per week, all material being covered in six-weeks. I taught a total of six sections of this class from fall of 2011, through summer of 2012.
A medicince cabinet is one obvious place where science and society regularly interact. A knowledge of science is helpful when making an informed decision.