COURSE CODE: GNS 204
COURSE TITLE: Logic and History of Science
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 UNITS
COURSE DURATION: Two hours per Week
Course Coordinator: Dr. (Mrs.) M.S.C. Okolo-Nwakaeme, B.A., M.A., PGD, PhD.
Office Location: CGNS, COLAMRUD
Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning; evolution of science and technology; issues in the philosophy of science.
Nature of arguments: Deductive and inductive arguments; Validity and soundness: Validity and truth. Elementary techniques of testing validity. Fallacies. The priori and the empirical Problems of Induction. Elements of probability. Elements of the history of science and technology. Observation, hypotheses, experiments and scientific explanation. Problems of scientific and technological development in Nigeria. Science and society.