Science That Matters I

Socially-relevant science topics are investigated in an interdisciplinary (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics), activities-based, modular format. Two-to three-week modules present both the process and content of science as a vital part of major contemporary issues. In each module, students explore the underlying science and employ collaborative learning and evidence-based analysis to understand the topic and formulate personal judgments about the issue. 


The course is heavily web-based, with no printed text, and meets for two-hour class periods twice a week.