UTM108H5: Critical Thinking for STEM Learning (SSc, SCI)
The 0.5 credit from this course can be used toward either your Social Science (SSc) or Science (SCI) distribution requirement. Offered in the Fall Term 2023 (September-December).
This interdisciplinary course is a practical and conceptual introduction to the nature of science. We will explore STEM subjects as they intersect with society, history, politics, equity, environment, and culture. Lectures, discussions, learning activities and tutorials will help students develop their critical thinking, collaborative, and problem-solving competencies. This course draws on theories and practices from a socio-scientific perspective to help contextualize the social impacts of scientific inquiry. An exploration of related research literature will guide the discussions. Students will gain exposure to philosophical and ideological orientations as well as competing frameworks on the nature of science to become more empowered learners and citizens.
This utmONE First-Year Foundations course is taught by:
- Dr. Sheliza Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy
How to Enrol in UTM108H5
Our utmONE First-Year Foundations courses are open to all first-year students studying at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Students can enroll themselves in this course via ACORN on their enrollment date. Search for the course code, UTM108.
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