案例本提供了五个阅读单位，主题围绕问题主题统一。阅读单位1理由学生在当代科学及其界限中，融合了旨在激发对科学文化主题的课堂对话。第2册和3次延伸对科学文化的话语，进入关键分析领域，如性别，种族和种族，宗教，道德，殖民主义，以及检查语言和感知的问题。Unit 4 focuses on basic questions of fact, definition, and interpretation by exploring the discourse surrounding anomalies, pseudoscience, and skepticism, making it particularly useful for reviewing and extending students’ understanding of skills learned in Writing 121. Finally, Unit 5 offers a case study on Frankenstein as a techno-moral lesson on overreaching ambition and how it applies to scientific culture today. While the Table of Contents is organized thematically, many readings have cross-unit (and cross-disciplinary) connections and relevance. We encourage instructors to make use of the Alternative Table of Contents and to feel welcome to assign the entire casebook in your courses and/or to use individual readings or units as launching points for individual and team research projects. Supplementary teaching resources can be found in the casebook bibliography.