Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Applied Scientific Reasoning
0.5 Credit

This is a skills-based course which aims to improve scientific literacy. In order to improve students' ability to critically evaluate scientific information, the course will strengthen informal logic skills, and introduce the concepts required for understanding statistical probability. Topics will include the difference between induction and deduction, causation and correlation, risk assessment, statistical significance, as well as the nature of measurement and error, sampling, distributions, control groups and double-blind experiments. {SK}

Additional Course Information
CC221, OL221, PS292, PS296.