Science for Non-specialists

Science for Non-specialists

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This report is derived from a study of the Federal Role in College Science Education of Non-Specialists and concerns a vital area of education in U.S. colleges which has not received the emphasis it deserves. Attention has been paid to making certain that majors in science or engineering have breadth and depth in the humanities and social sciences but an equal effort has not been given to ensuring that college students planning careers in law, business, journalism, etc. have course work in science. The issues involved in preparing opinion leaders to be knowledgeable in science and technology need to be addressed by both the public and private sectors. The authors of this report, in addressing these issues, believe that it is in the national interest to help non-science majors develop an understanding of science and technology. They also include in their discussion some suggestions for future action. (Author/PEB)... in Utah to study the flora and fauna, aligning the content of the fall and spring classes to the corresponding vegetative and life ... to illustrate how ancient Greeks deduced the curved shape of the earth and its circumference, using differences in the ... who have demonstrated some mastery of the basic sciences to explore ways in which science and technology serve ... According to several faculty members we interviewed, there is a real dearth of laboratory guides, demonstrations, or 62.

Title:Science for Non-specialists
Publisher:National Academies - 1982-01-01


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