Perspectives

This is the website for students in STEM-Ed 220. Our syllabus for the course can be found here.  Below are links to information you will need for each week; it will be populated with more information throughout the semester. To view the links (most of which are stored on Google Drive) and to submit the homework you will need to be logged in to your Boise State account. Typically we will have a longer reading on the weekends, along with two written assignments, and a shorter homework assigned on Monday nights.

Module 1: The Demarcation Problem
What is science?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due next class Other information
August 21 Umbrellaology Homework 1  eclipse today!
August 23 Seeing the Science Homework 2 link to full Umbrella paper
August 28 Newton
optional reading
Homework 3  today’s XKCD
August 30 Barker & Kitcher Homework 4

Module 2: Models
What are models? 

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due next class Other information
September 6 Modeling (AST)
Modeling (SEP)
Homework 5  map
September 11 images
September 13 Modeling (SEP) Homework 6
September 18 Physics 1st Grade Homework 7 images from Mon.
September 20 Homework 8
(manifesto part 1)
September 25
September 27 see homework Homework 9
October 2 gravitational waves
October 4 Read this or this Homework 10

Module 3: Mathematics
What is math?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due next class Other information
October 11   Homework 11 and
Survey
October 18 Physics for 1st
BS: not required
 Homework 12
(manifesto part 2)
October 25  Homework 13

Module 4: Evolution
An interesting case study

 

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due next class Other information
October 30  Evolution  read first 1.5 pages
November 1   Homework 14
November 6 Homework 15
November 8 Homework 16
November 8 Homework 17

MANIFESTO INSTRUCTIONS!

Manifestos are due by: 5 pm December 11th!

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