Science Literacy is essential to making decisions in the world today.
Science, technology, and innovations play a significant role in all
aspects of society. Decisions on health, wealth, and ethical values
need some knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts to create
the kind of world that we want to live in. This course will serve as
an introduction to the scientific approach to knowing, from subatomic
particles to galaxies and all the scales in between. We will not use
complex mathematics but we will address all the important challenges
of the day from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Cosmology, Climate, and
Computation. We will discuss implications and policies with respect
to the involvement of the federal government. The research enterprise
of the US, with respect to the rest of the world.
Professor Ani Aprahamian
Department of Physics
T, Th 9:30-10:45 am