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JPH441H1
Physical Science in Contemporary Society

Official description

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.
Co-requisite
n.a.
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            ['Textbook  See link to Course Homepage']
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=3
Distribution requirement
DR=HUM
course title
JPH441H1
session
winter
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC5101: T5-7, Room: MP134
Course URL
https://piazza.com/utoro…
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.