Philosophy and Epistemology of Science and Technology
We will explore the theory and practice of "doing science" through theoretical summaries and discussions and practical and technical workshops. Topics will include how scientific knowledge is created, what is the nature of scientific knowledge, how bias affects our access to scientific knowledge, and is scientific knowledge limited. We will explore practical aspects of doing science through readings, case study discussions, and role-playing on responsible conduct of research.
Honors Capstone Proposal Seminar
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 Capstone during your senior year. Your Capstone can take many forms, depending on your interests. In the class, students will participate in workshops on the elements of the capstone proposal introduction, literature review, methodology/approach, expected results, and logistics sections. Students go through drafting, revision, and review by their capstone project advisors peer-review by their classmates, and review by the Associate Director of Honors. A final draft of the capstone project proposal is sent out for independent evaluation, and the finished proposal becomes the basis of the Capstone report.