May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
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HNEI 382 - Contemporary Issues: Science and Technology

3 Credit Hours
Scientific discoveries in the 19th century stimulated the rapid growth of technology that is both blessing and bane to contemporary society. The seminal work of John Dalton, Charles Darwin, James Maxwell, et al., led to revolutionary advances in the physical and biological sciences, which in turn gave us tools capable of dignifying or demeaning our collective existence. In this course we will focus on the origin and history of two contemporary and contentious technological issues, specifically, genetic engineering and nuclear energy. Along the way we will explore the scientific method, the differences between science and technology, and the interdisciplinary nature of rational decision making.

Previously numbered as HNSM 382

Prerequisite(s): Honors program students only. 

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