JPH441H1: Physical Science in Contemporary Society

Hours

24L

This course will discuss the complex, real-life, ethical, and philosophical issues behind how science gets done, including questions such as how we as scientists strive to determine the truth; who determines what science is done, and on what basis; how we as a community manage science and make decisions about education, authorship, publication, hiring, et cetera (including issues related to equity, inclusivity, and diversity); and how we as a society fund science and apply its discoveries.

Prerequisite
PHY224H1/PHY250H1/PHY252H1/PHY254H1/PHY256H1, or by permission of the instructor.
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)