C1002

C1002

BIOL C1002y Theory and Practice of Science: Biology 4 pts.Not offered in 2014-2015. Prerequisites: either BIOL C1015 or AP biology or instructor's permission. Lecture and recitation. By analysis and example from the primary literature of evolution and genetics, examines how scientific theories are invented and how they come to be accepted, verified, and in some cases rejected. Papers begin with Darwin and Mendel and end with Watson. Ordinarily does not fulfill biology major or concentration requirements. Normally may not be taken for credit by any student who has previously completed any biology course numbered 2000 or above. BIOL C1015 should be taken first then C1002 for nonscience majors.