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SCI 605 Science and Educational Policy in the United States for Secondary Science Teachers
4 hours; 4 credits
Scientific activity from the beginning of the republic to the present day will be surveyed, with special concern devoted to the major shifts in science and education policy since the depression, and the economic, social, and political forces that influenced public support for scientific research and education during the post-war period. Also, current issues affecting many levels of society and the way the public views science will be discussed. Original scientific papers and various other materials surveying the leading developments over the last half a century will be utilized.
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree with a major in a biological or physical science or permission of the instructor
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