2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    
    Jul 21, 2024  
2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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UFSI 201 - Scientific Inquiry: Theories and Practices

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Exploration of the fundamental methodological and philosophical assumptions of scientific inquiry. Through the study of ideas and theories pioneered by Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein and others, students will investigate the nature of the scientific method, examine unifying concepts in various scientific disciplines, and consider how changing conceptions of scientific theory and practice have affected our criteria for establishing reliable knowledge. Satisfies one natural and computational science requirement for students majoring in the following college/schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, School of the Arts; in the following department: Human Development and Family Life Education, with the understanding that they may need additional science if considering graduate school; and in the following major: ESEC (curriculum and instruction). Students pursuing other majors within the School of Education should contact their academic advisor for equivalency information. Offered: Fall.



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