Workshop: The Study of Evolution in PSC 1515                

Course ID - CTD0495p

Short Title: Evolution/PSC 1515   

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       1 hour 

This workshop not only provides a general overview of the scientific method, but also of the different physical, natural and earth sciences.  Of particular relevance is the study of evolution, which is a recurrent controversial topic in our society because of the apparent conflict between the scientific and religious points of view.  At the conclusion of the workshop, the faculty will be able to provide the students with a concrete application of the scientific method, demonstrate that there is no contradiction between science and religion, and link the different chapters of evolution (biology) with the chapters about cosmology (physics).
Participants will prepare a lesson plan to demonstrate that the students have learned the differences between the three approaches in the study of evolution. RUBRIC -  The lesson plan will be evaluated by Dr. Arturo Rodriguez for mastery of objectives. Participants will have three weeks to turn in their assignment.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  Describe teaching strategies that ensure student success in science
  •  Explain the close relationship between creationism and intelligent design
  •  Analyze the difference between evolution and creationism and intelligent design



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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0495p
Course Title: Evolution/PSC 1515 
Reference # - see table 

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