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Expanded Course Description
This course will examine scientific revolutions that have dramatically altered the ways in which we view the world. Our discussions will explore major concepts (including quantum mechanics, evolution, plate tectonics, and chaos theory) central to a diverse group of scientific disciplines. Discussions will focus on understanding what these revolutions were, and what views they superseded. Students will gain an understanding of how science generates questions and defines the questions it investigates, while considering scientific revolutions in their respective historical contexts. We will also explore the technological and societal consequences of these revolutions, in order to understand the role of scientific discoveries in shaping our lives.
This course will satisfy the requirements of "Science Group" courses. It introduces students to foundational constructs found in several interrelated scientific disciplines—plate tectonics (geological sciences); quantum mechanics (chemistry, physics); evolution (biology, biophysics); and chaos theory
(essentially all sciences). It will develop students’ scientific reasoning abilities, introduce basic methods of data visualization and mathematics. It is not restricted to science majors. It is not a laboratory-only course.