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Kauffman, George B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Examines scientific discoveries which underlie the atomic bomb and its technological development in the United States during World War II. Changing views, super-weapon development, early American efforts, production/dropping the bombs, and the Oppenheimer case are considered. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics
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Brinckerhoff, Richard F. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Advocates daily use of short statements, dilemmas, or questions which raise open-ended societal/ethical issues for students. Includes rationale for this strategy together with 12 examples for use by teachers in developing materials for their courses. Topics selected are appropriate for biology, chemistry, physics, and the social sciences. (DH)
Descriptors: Bioethics, Biology, Chemistry, College Science
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Zoller, Uri – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
The Individualized Eclectic Examination is described. The format, design, and philosophy of the examination that emphasizes problem solving are discussed. Sample questions, student projects, and an illustration of the implementation of the exam are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Science and Society
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Gilmer, Penny J.; Rashotte, Michael – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a one-semester interdisciplinary course for upper division undergraduate students. Discussed are keynote speakers, course content, reading materials, evaluation of students, and course modifications. An advertisement for the course and a copy of the course outline are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Nicholson, H. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1987
Provides a description of a concentrated four-week term course that provided students with opportunities of association with applied science and engineering professionals. Reviews the program's organizational structure, project requirements, and summarizes students reactions to the course. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Engineers, Experiential Learning
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Stannard, Carl R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes general interest courses in physics, discussing enrollment patterns, philosophy and structure of the course, course goals, teaching methods, and student performance. Includes an outline of the laboratory syllabus for the course dealing with physics and the automobile. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Higher Education
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Kauffman, George B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Part I (SE 537 587) briefly reviewed the scientific discoveries underlying the atomic bomb and its technological development. This part examines the implications of these events for science education. Areas considered include the nuclear arms race, nuclear winter, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and others. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Disarmament, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy