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2014-15 Catalog


LSIC A231: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111 or concurrent enrollment.
Crosslisted with: PHIL A231.
Integrated approach to the study of critical and normative thinking, including: standards of truth in logic, mathematics, and science; standards of ethical goodness, and standards for the critical appraisal of art and the beautiful. 

LSIC A331: Power, Authority, and Governance (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: LSSS A111.
An interdisciplinary examination of the origins, nature, and structures of power, authority, and governance; the nature of sovereignty; and the processes of reform and revolution. Various disciplinary perspectives are employed in three to four major case studies.  Examples may include the Russian Revolution, the American Civil War, the French Revolution, Globalization and Democracy, the Taiping Revolt, the Meiji Restoration, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the Alaska Native Sovereignty Movement. 

LSIC A332: Science, Technology, and Culture (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: LSIS A202 and LSSS A111 and [LSIC A231 or PHIL A231] and (LSSS A311 or concurrent enrollment).
Explores the interplay of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and the transformation of human societies.  It does so by examining key ethical, social, economic, cultural, and policy issues associated with modern science and technology.  A speaking intensive course. 

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