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Science in Society

Science LEAP  


Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist.  ~Lise Meitner

Scientific discoveries lead to solutions and improvements in all areas of everyday life, yet society must evaluate ethical concerns to make decisions regarding rights, safety, and human development. How do we and our communities behave in the face of scientific facts and advancements? For instance, science argues for global action on climate stability and renewable energy, but various demands—practical, political, economic—are often at odds with evidence on environmental sustainability. This course will explore how society and human behaviors intersect with contemporary issues in science. Topics for study and class discussion will include genetically modified food, stem cells, genetics and social responsibility, sustainability, poverty, vaccines, and robotics. 


Fall 2018 Class

Class # Subject Cat #  Sec Days/Time
 1025 LEAP  1101 005 TH / 09:10AM-10:30AM




 Science LEAP Faculty

 Margaret Harper

801 581-4581



Last Updated: 5/14/18