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Sci.+literacy+state+4301 - Biology 4301 Evolution...

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Biology 4301 Evolution Scientific Literacy The objective in this course is to help students attain scientific literacy particularly with respect to the fields of evolution and evolutionary genetics. I hope that students will find this course interesting and challenging. I feel that attaining scientific literacy is an especially important component of a well-rounded university education. A scientifically literate person is described in Science for All Americans by Rutherford and Ahlgren as one who ... is aware that science, mathematics, and technology are interdependent human enterprises with strengths and limitations; understands key concepts and principles of science; is familiar with the natural world and recognizes both its unity and diversity; and uses scientific knowledge and ways of thinking for individual and social purposes. Furthermore, the National Science Education Standards consider a scientifically literate individual one who can ...ask, find, or determine answers derived from curiosity about everyday
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