Description
SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
The course studies problems that arise in making public policy decisions. Topics studied include the nature of science, the nature of technology, our system of values, relations between science, values, and technology. Case studies include teaching creation science in public schools, genetic engineering, legislating sexual morality, and other policy issues on which scientific knowledge has some bearing.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Offering
Course
HPS 0633
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall