Science for Hyperpartisan Times’ is a course about the place of science and scientific argument in public life. Specifically, it focusses on the ways that public discourse, debate, and discussion around how science and the presentation and interpretation of science influence our understandings of the world. Our goal is both to think carefully about how partisan public politics influence public debates around science policy, and to analyze how arguments about science shape contemporary public discourse and debate. We will pursue both goals with a careful eye for the ways that claims about the science and/or the authority of science can advance or detract from productive public debate.