Scientific Method and Experimental Design

Course Number: OCMB - 8550, MEVS - 5480, CZMT - 0715, and BCOR - 55805

This course provides a broad historical overview of biological sciences since Aristotle through Darwin with emphasis on both the experimental design of seminal studies as well as the evolving philosophical approaches to the acquisition of knowledge from methodological naturalism to critical rationalism, Karl Popper and the hypothetico‐deductive model for scientific method.

Learning outcomes

The students will:

Textbooks:

None

Fall 2013 Syllabus