Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Sci 350U Context of Science in Society

Addresses the promises and limitations of the scientific enterprise in the framework of "real world" social, economic, political, and ethical issues. Courses also address the historical and cultural role of science and technology, providing a link between laboratory science and contemporary society. Some CSS courses introduce risk-benefit analyses and decision-making methodologies. The prerequisite course for Context of Science in Society courses is Sci 201 Natural Science Inquiry or consent of the instructor.


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