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Science Courses

This is a listing of Science (SCIE) classes available at Bethany. These are included in the requirements for Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

There are 5 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
SCIE320History and Philosophy of Science 3 credits
This course examines the social and intellectual foundations of Western science from antiquity to the present. Students will evaluate scientific achievements in their respective historical, philosophical, cultural, and theological contexts, and compare previous scientific understandings to present ones.
SCIE330Ethics in Science 3 credits
Students will examine the ethical dimensions of contemporary science, including standards of professional research and principles of biomedical ethics. Informed by both theological and secular moral philosophies, students will explore how the meaning of the human person is challenged by current scientific trends.
SCIE340Environmental Issues 3 credits
Overview of environmental processes and the issues that face our society. Emphasis is placed on developing skills to think critically about various environmental issues and to formulate educated opinions about these issues.
SCIE350Technology in Society 3 credits
This course is an interdisciplinary look at the advancements technology has made in various disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and computer science. The intent is to promote a positive attitude toward science, mathematics and technology and to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities at increasing levels of complexity.
SCIE375Theories of Science in the 20th Century 3 credits
This course explores various philosophies of science developed since the beginning to the twentieth century including, but not limited to, positivism, critical theory, and post positivism. Particular focus will be given to exploring how science works as a social institution and the ramification of this for how we understand the creation of knowledge.