SMUS 525 Science and Society
The Science and Society course explores some of the most pressing science issues facing the human condition today and considers how those issues can be discussed and interpreted through museum programs and exhibitions. Through lectures, readings, and discussions, the class explores such issues as climate change, alternative energy, genetic engineering, emerging infectious diseases, evolution, health, and the overall forecast for the human condition in the next several decades. Students will gain a greater appreciation of how science can inform policies that will shape our society, and the role that museums play as teachers of citizen science.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and the director is required for students not enrolled in CGP.
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