The Nature and Practice of Science (Bio 125)

Syllabus*
1.  What is science?
2.    Philosophical Views of Hypothesis Testing
3.    Logical Aspects of Hypothesis Testing
4.    Practical Aspects of Hypothesis Testing
5.    Strengths and Limitations of Hypothetico-deductive Science
6.    Strengths and Limitations, continued
7.    The Structure of Knowledge
8.    The Structure of Knowledge, continued
9.  Intellectual Strategies for Creativity, Innovation and Discovery

     Supplemental readings

     A short version of course taught at Unversidad de Santiago de Compostela

Sir Karl Popper

Bio 125 Homepage

* Course materials borrow liberally, with permission, from courses of the same name taught by Dan Herms at Ohio State University (Ent 790) and Jim Miller at Michigan State University.