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Class%202%20-%20Syllabus%20Review - PST 3127 Science,...

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Syllabus Review PST 3127 Dr. Aaron D. Levine aaron.levine@pubpolicy.gatech.edu
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2 Agenda • Science in the news • Syllabus review
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3 Science in the news • Prostate cancer – ~200K US men diagnosed / ~40K deaths per year • New screening guidelines released in August – Screening not recommended for men over 75 • Questions – Is an age cutoff appropriate? – What factors should be considered when decided on treatment recommendations?
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4 Science in the news • Animal rights protests / attacks – Two UC-Santa Cruz faculty were attacked in early August • Questions – Is animal research ethically acceptable? – If not, can violent protests / intimidation tactics be justified?
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5 Syllabus review • Office hours • Course requirements • Course policies • Schedule
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6 Office Hours • Office is Chapin 203 – Next door to DM Smith • Regular office hours: – Monday, Wednesday from 11:00 – 11:45 • If you would like to meet at another time, please email me first – TAs are also available to meet with you
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7 Syllabus review • Office hours • Course requirements • Course policies • Schedule
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8 Quizzes • Five quizzes during the semester – 4 held during regular class meetings – 1 held during our “Final exam” period – Each will be 25 to 30 minutes in length • Concepts are cumulative, but content questions will focus on material since the previous quiz • Quizzes will require you to integrate material from lectures, discussions, readings, and other class activities
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9 Quiz grading • Your lowest quiz score is dropped • Your 4 best quizzes count equally for 40%
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