Science, Technology and Society
This course includes concepts in biological, physical, Earth and space sciences as well as social issues and policies. Students will identify current science-technology-society (STS) issues that will be addressed in the course. Local, regional and global issues will be identified. They will define, research, synthesize and clarify the arguments related to the issues. They will conduct mock public meetings to debate the issues, come to a consensus, and plan to take necessary action. The course includes a set of laboratory activities designed to enhance students' understanding of science concepts.