Certificate in Science Leadership and Communication - The Biosphere: Global Perspectives in Science and Philosophy HSTC 3212   The Biosphere: Global Perspectives in Science and Philosophy
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Intended for both science and humanities students interested in ecology, this course will focus on the historical, philosophical and methodological aspects of central concept of "biosphere" in order to provide a picture of the history and actual state of affairs in the study of global ecology. We will address both purely scientific and philosophical topics such as the holism vs. reductionism debate; the compatibility of the global approaches with the most influential version of contemporary Darwinism (STE); pre-Socratic precedents for the notion of biosphere; modelling nature in the modern global ecology and many others.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Tutorial