PHIL 2600 is intended to help future math and science teachers learn how to think about math and science "from the outside"--to ask questions about the role mathematicians and scientists play in society, how science and technological advancements came about, and why these changes are so important in today's society. Knowledge about changes in scientific ideas and practices resulting from shifts in philosophical views will help both teachers and students make clear and informed decisions about the societal implications of scientific discoveries and experiments within the community. Students will aquire foundational philosophical knowledge and perform sophisticated research and information analysis, hone fluent writing skills, and create substantive argument all within the context of the mathematics and science teaching profession.
Ths course counts toward the Humanities portion of the Core Curriculum in addition to meeting minor requirements.
Enrollment in the specific Teach North Texas course section of PHIL 2600 is required. Failure to enroll in the Teach North Texas section of PHIL 2600 will result in additional independent coursework to meet state pedagogical knowledge requirements. Please consult the TNT advisor with additional questions.
Students will create and perform an inquiry based lesson in this course. Because lesson writing is taught in the initial TNT sequence course (either TNTX 1100 or TNTX 1300), it is strongly recommended that either TNTX 1100 or TNTX 1300 is completed prior to enrollment in PHIL 2600. It is also recommended that TNT students take this course as juniors or seniors.