Oct 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

BIOL048 HM - Science vs Pseudoscience

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Ahn

Description: The class will examine the process of science and contrast it with pseudoscience. Students will learn about the flaws in human thinking as we critically evaluate information and misinformation. Some major, biologically-relevant topics will be covered in more depth, such as placebo medicine and the anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements. Additional pseudoscience topics will be determined by students, e.g., denialism, conspiracy theories, ESP, etc. The class will be taught from the perspective of a scientist.