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UNAS 1119 New Scientific Visions I/Perspectives IV (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Can the study of modern mathematics and the natural sciences prove to be a genuine liberation of the human spirit? This unusual question will form the central theme of this course. The course will explore major developments in the fields of mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and the earth and space sciences from ancient Greece, through the modern scientific revolutions of the seventeenth century, and into the twentieth century achievements and paradoxes of modern number theory, the discovery of DNA, relativity theories, quantum mechanics, and contemporary cosmologies.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This two-semester course may fulfill the 6-credit Philosophy core requirement and either the 6-credit Natural Science core or the 3-credit Mathematics core and 3 credits of the Natural Science Core.

Last Updated: 24-Sep-14