GNS 204 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: GNS 204

COURSE TITLE: Logic and History of Science

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 UNITS

COURSE DURATION: Two hours per Week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator Dr. (Mrs.) M.S.C. Okolo-Nwakaeme, B.A., M.A., PGD, PhD.

Email: mscokolo@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Office Location: CGNS, COLAMRUD

Other Lecturers: Mr. O.G.F. Nwaorgu, Dr. E.O. Akintona, Mr. U.S. Odozor

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning; evolution of science and technology; issues in the philosophy of science.

Course Content:
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.

GNS 204 Lecture Note

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