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    Ohio University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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CAS 2405 - Knowing What We Know


This course examines the role of knowledge claims in everyday judgement. Beginning with philosophical and historical perspectives on what it means to know (epistemology) we will discuss the nature of mathematical and scientific approaches to knowledge and understanding; the role of theory in knowledge construction in all disciplines; assessments of statistical uncertainty, especially as it pertains to prediction; and the extent to which ¿reading¿ data in the Sciences is analogous to reading texts in the Humanities. These subjects will be explored in the context of societal issues of contemporary import and forefront research questions from a number of different fields.

Requisites: Fr or Soph and WARNING No credit for both this course and the following (always deduct credit for first course taken): CAS 2400
Credit Hours: 4
General Education Code: 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 discussion
Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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