The University of Oregon Science Literacy Program offers General Education courses for non-science majors designed to improve scientific awareness and general science literacy of the educated public by enhancing competence in and appreciation of science. To accomplish these goals, the SLP offers General Education courses aimed at non-science majors that through active, inquiry-based teaching methods, will improve creative and critical reasoning. The SLP equips students with the necessary tools to face the complex issues facing our society by providing them with the analytical skills required to assess information about science, health and technology. In addition, the program hopes to foster a greater appreciation for the role science plays in our society. Finally, the SLP will help students experience the personal appeal of science – the pleasure of insight, the elation that comes from answering a question unambiguously.
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