IE 306 – Science and Nature

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IE 306 – Science and Nature; Weekly hours: 2+1; ECTS: 5
The purpose of this course is to give students an intellectual framework that will enable them to learn the scientific aspects of social problems and to create educated citizens who will not be scientists but will possess a basic knowledge of science. Course Contents: Introduction. What is science? What is scientific literacy? Research methods. Experimentation, description, comparing and modeling as research methods. Chemistry. Energy. Heat and the second law of thermodynamics. Materials and their properties. Ecology, Ecosystems. Classical and modern genetics. Astronomy.