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SCNC 4001C Analyzing Contemporary Scientific Controversies: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

SCNC 4001C Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

Enter your myWalden user name and password at the prompt.

Students without a myWalden user name and password: Please use your own student portal log-in from your home institution (e.g. Kendall College, NHU, etc.) to access the articles linked below.

Barnes, R. M., Alberstadt, A. L., & Keilholtz, L. E. (2009). How to think about scientific claims. Skeptic14(4), 48–55.

Klose, R. (2009). Atoms vs. a three-legged woman? Phi Delta Kappan90(10), 767–769. 

Lewis, R. (2014). Gene therapy’s second act. Scientific American, 310(3), 52–57.

Shermer, M. (2009). I want to believe. Scientific American301(1), 33–35.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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