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Vol. 6, Issue 11

Co-Teaching Spotlight: Philosophy of Psychology

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Interdisciplinary research and teaching have been at the core of the Center for Science and Society’s mission. In the past five years, the Center has facilitated the development of more than forty cross-disciplinary courses for undergraduate and graduate students, some co-taught by faculty from STEM and non-STEM fields. This spring, we began the next phase of our co-teaching initiative, which will provide grants and other support to increase the number of interdisciplinary co-taught courses at Columbia. 

A new course this spring, “Philosophy of Psychology” pairs John Morrison, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Raphael Gerraty, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience. Our work-study student Ariana sat down with the creators of the course to discuss their thought process in developing it as well as their experiences co-teaching. Learn more on our website

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Featured Events:

The Center for Science and Society has suspended all onsite programming through May, although a select number of events may be held remotely. Our online calendar of events around New York City also includes some virtual events.

We are working on ways to build an interactive, interdisciplinary online community, especially for students. If you are a Columbia University student, faculty, or staff member, please contact us with any programming suggestions.

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Center for Science and Society Public Outreach Grants

April 17 by 5PM. Full-time employees and students at Columbia University are encouraged to submit proposals for outreach and service projects that help boost public understanding of science issues, teach k-12 students, or work with communities to respond to science-affected issues. Virtual projects are welcome and can be adapted during this uncertain time. 

Center for Science and Society Course Development Grants for Co-teaching

April 20. Lecturers and tenured/tenure-track faculty at Columbia University are encouraged to submit proposals for co-taught courses in “science and society” for undergraduates and graduate students. Courses must be led by one instructor from a STEM field and one instructor from a non-STEM discipline. The Center will provide financial and administrative support. 

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