LB-492, 2021

Controversies in the History of Science

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This course is designed to engage you in critically examining emerging controversial biological issues in society. The course will include discussions, debates, oral reports, and group projects. The purposes of this class are to enhance your understanding of science and scientific research. You will work individually as well as in research groups that examine controversial science stories in history and today. You will also regularly use a smartphone or equivalent (iOS, Android) as a camera to produce short films to practice communicating to your audience.

Films 2000, 2001, 2004 | 2005's 30 Days Disabled(DV) | 2012's: Islamerica(DV), Recycling(DV) & Drinking Age(DV) | 2014's: Glutenology(DV), ObamaCare(DV) & Unplugged(DV)

Awarded (MLK Jr & ELFF) Films | 2000's Eugenics | 2001's RU486 | 2005's 30 Days Disabled | 2010's Beg Your Way to the Top | 2012's Islamerica | 2014's Glutenology & Unplugged

Fall 2021's Documentary Films on 30Days experience experiments:
Revealing Privilege (Film) --- Living Myside (Film) --- Hearing COVID (Film) --- Hunting Halal (Film)



Spring 2021's Documentary Films on Historical Figures in Science and Medicine:
Lord Kelvin (Intro & Film) --- Sigmund Freud (Intro & Film) --- Ignaz Semmelweis (Intro & Film)
Public Service Announcements (PSAs): examples Africa --- Retired --- Nieces --- Odette --- Dad

Film Projects from Paris France
(Notre cinéma français)


2017-> Vaccines: "MeaslesLand,"♀Healthcare:"ACCESS," Nutrition: "The Parisian Paradox."
2015-> Cities: "Food Deserts," Healthcare: "Prescription Culture," Education: "Active Learning."
2010 -> Un: "Beg Your Way to the Top," et deux: "Sans Viande" (YT), et trois: "SightSeeing" (DV).
2007-> "Obésité" 1&2 (DV), "Grande Bang" 1&2 (DV), "MythÉclater" 1&2 (DV) et "Fumeur" 1&2 (DV)

"Georges Perec" Service Announcements (gPSAs) inspired by "Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu parisien"
2017@Paris Rue Dauphine by SPC, Rue St. Honoré by SKB, Avenue de la Motte-Picquet by BGFS
(The 2017 gPSA films only display properly in browsers that support 360 video e.g. Firefox & Chrome, not Safari)
2014@MSU by Greg Ribble, Lee Wang, Miles Kamaloski, Bartosz Gawareki, Michelle Abrahams & Jonathan Dokter
2015@Paris by Emily Potter, Bridget Hillman, Manasa Gummalla, Kim Vi, Jessica Mizzi, Annie Hess, Rachel Barton, & Erin Miller

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