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Document Type

Research

Abstract

What should be the nature of the beginning courses in science in our colleges? There has been much criticism directed at these courses. The criticism is usually to the effect that they are too technical and are planned to meet the needs of those who are going to be specialists in some field of science whereas relatively few will continue in a particular field of science. The courses are said to be unrelated to everyday life, whereas what is needed are courses that will give an understanding and an appreciation of modern science as it applies to everyday life in a world so largely dominated by science situations. It is difficult for us who are specialists in some field of science to realize that we are not primarily training specialists in a field of science. Such beginning courses should not be planned for those who specialize but for the average student who needs a knowledge of science in his life and in his chosen vocation.

Publication Date

1944

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

51

Issue

1

First Page

141

Last Page

146

Copyright

© Copyright 1944 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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