Dr. Shashi M. Kanbur - Fall 2006
Finally, all the "facts" you need to succeed in this course are in
your text. You are encouraged to bring it with you to class as a
guide for the lecture and a framework for any additional notes you may
wish to take.
Even if understanding how to think like a scientist doesn't interest you, you can not escape science in today's world. Like it or not, you are now living in a complex, modern society where science plays an ever-increasing role. It is crucial that you understand how science and scientists actually work, since you will find yourself voting on, reading newspaper articles about, and probably using the products of scientific research every day for the rest of your life. Perhaps this course will spark a life-long interest in science; perhaps not. In any event, the thought processes and reasoning skills you develop this semester should stand you in good stead in situations far surpassing this single undergraduate 3-credit course.