Jun 20, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LASM 932 - Pseudoscience in Contemporary Society

3 credits
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.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103