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Featured Faculty: Greg Ealick

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Greg Ealick

 

“Workplaces are like other places; some conflict is inevitable. The person who can shape that conflict constructively tends to win it.”

Over the course of his 25-year teaching career, the one thing that Philosophy Lecturer Greg Ealick has noticed about students is their ability to express and defend their personal thoughts – a skill Ealick believes will be incredibly valuable in students’ post-collegiate ventures.

This summer, Ealick hopes to see that pattern continue with the two courses he’ll be teaching: PHIL 251 – Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering and PHIL 248 – Introduction to Scientific Reasoning.

“Both courses are unique in that they encourage thinking about things that most of us take for granted most of the time.”

PHIL 248: Introduction to Scientific Reasoning examines the roles that models, predictions and evidence play in justifying scientific theories. Deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, the nature of science and its evolution are some of the central issues that will be discussed in the course.

PHIL 251: Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering focuses on the ethical responsibilities of scientists, engineers, and information technologists. Students will work in teams while learning how to conduct ethical analyses and apply them to case studies.
Both PHIL 248 and PHIL 251 satisfy Arts & Humanities GEP, and are summer session II (6 week) courses.

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