Join us in this interactive project-based course where students learn about the leading challenges that humanity will face in the coming decades including pandemics, rapid urbanization, growing inequality, economic crises, demographic shifts, advances in biotechnology, the changing nature of governance, and more.
Science for Citizens
Embracing Science in an Anti-science World
Science for Citizens is designed to promote an overall appreciation for scientific knowledge and processes, and an understanding of science as a way of knowing. Students will improve upon scientific literacy and hone critical thinking skills through the evaluation of both everyday and extraordinary claims. Students will discover their own biases and limitations in perceiving the natural world, and will be encouraged to seek and evaluate empirical evidence in making future decisions. Ultimately, the critical thought and understanding of science cultivated by this course will foster the development of well-informed and engaged citizens in a democratic society.