NEW! Last Updated: 02/24/2010
Faculty: EJ Zita physics
Academic web site: 22.214.171.124/z/zita/scisem.htm
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Major areas of study include conceptual astronomy and cosmology, history and philosophy of science
Class Standing: This all-level program accepts up to 25% freshmen as well as supporting and encouraging those ready for advanced work.
How have humans understood the universe and our place in it, from ancient to modern times? Our readings will explore questions like this, from the perspective of several cultures.
In conjunction with Astronomy & Cosmologies, a limited number of students are invited to join our seminar. We will all read the same seminar texts. Science Seminar students will do half the work as the Astro & Cosmo students - no math, half the class meetings, and a little more writing.
Students will work in teams to prepare for each seminar. Teams will post pre-seminar assignments online, and individuals will post essays (and responses to peers' essays) online. We will have two seminars per week. Our class meetings will be in person, and the online work will contribute importantly to our community-based learning.
You must be willing to work in teams and online, and you should have good reading skills and decent writing skills coming in to the program.
Credits: 8 per quarter
Special Expenses: Be prepared to order copies of the texts online before class, in case the bookstore does not have enough. You must have your own copy of the text we are reading in each class.
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in science, teaching
|February 24th, 2010||New program added.|