May 26, 2020  
2006-2007 University Catalogue 
    
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LASM 932 - Pseudoscience in Contemporary Society


The methods and issues of contemporary science. Explores how scientific information is used in society through an examination of scientific, near-scientific and pseudoscientific claims, including strange creatures like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, miracle cures for diseases, and paranormal phenomena. The question of how funding might affect scientific research is also examined. Formerly HU 286

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs