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Crazy Ideas And Scientific Theories
Dr. David R. Burgess
Rivier University

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Instructor:   Dr. David R. Burgess
Title:   Crazy Ideas and Scientific Theories, PHY105
URL:   http://www.rivier.edu/chemistry/phy105
Credits:   3 Semester Hours

Course Description:

PHY105          On Line (3 Credit Hours)

Crazy Ideas And Scientific Theories

A web-based core science course intended to clarify misconceptions, extend the science knowledge base and evaluate proposed scientific theories. Specifically, it will expose students to some modern ideas that have been proposed as scientific theories, provide a way to evaluate whether an idea has merit as a scientific theory, and give the student a framework to evaluate which of two competing theories has more merit. Basic skills, such as logical reasoning and academic writing, will be emphasized. Completely delivered over the Internet (http://www.rivier.edu/chemistry/phy105). Prerequisites: Rivier University entrance requirements, good research skills, and the ability to work independently.

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