Ways of Knowing
This seminar challenges honors students to reflect on the status of science, technology and medicine in modern society before they leave the confines of Clarkson University to become professional members of these institutions. Students will learn how to make sense of the processes of scientific knowledge, technical projects and medical strategies that underpin these modern enterprises. In this class, students will explore the nature of what constitutes 'dependable knowledge' - be it in industry, in their own work, or academia. Seminar classes will be structured around historical and recent case-studeis and critical reading of seminal texts on the sociology of scientific knowledge will be targeted towards a core small-group project: a critical exploration of the 'ways of knowing' in two of Clarkson's academic departments.
Honors Thesis Proposal
You will develop a proposal for your project and choose a faculty mentor who will guide you from problem definition through the completion of your thesis during your senior year.