91181

SCI 125 AArtistsí Materials:

Metals & Prints

Simeen Sattar

M . . . .

. . W . .

8:00 - 10:00 am

8:30 - 11:30 am

HEG 106

Rose 108

SCI

Topics covered in this course are the properties of metals, formation of alloys, oxidation of metal surfaces by chemical and electrochemical means, and the chemistry of early photographic processes.Laboratory work includes preparation of bronze, etching and anodization of metals, and making prints by the salted paper, blueprint and gum bichromate processes.Students registering for the course in the spring are asked to review elementary topics from high school chemistry and take an online quiz before the start of the fall semester to assess their understanding of these topics.

 

91182

SCI 125 BArtistsís Materials:

Metals & Prints

Simeen Sattar

. T . . .

. . . Th .

4:40 -6:40 pm

4:40 -7:40 pm

HEG 106

Rose 108

SCI

See above.

 

91183

SCI 161†† Astronomy

Peter Skiff

. T . Th .

11:50 -1:10 pm

HEG 102

 

An introductory course in astronomy and astrophysics, developing the current status of knowledge and theories of the solar system, individual stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium. Theories of particular unique objects (quasars, pulsars, supernovae, X-ray stars, and black holes) will be discussed in terms of models of stellar, galactic, and cosmic evolution. ††

 

91184

SHP 222†† The History of Science

before Newton

Peter Skiff

. T . Th .

3:10 -4:30 pm

HEG 102

HIST

Cross-listed: Science, Technology & Society;related interest:Classical Studies††† An introduction to the history and philosophy of science. T. S. Kuhn's model of historical progress will be used to examine selected parts of discourses involving pre‑Socratic philosophy, mythology, Copernican astronomy, Galileo's trial, and Newton's philosophy. A critique of method will introduce modern historiographic and philosophic controversy. Designed as a core course for studies in history, philosophy, and sociology of science; no prior mathematical or technical expertise will be presumed at this level. Readings include excerpts from the Enuma Elish, the Milesians, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. Secondary commentary by Nahm, Butterfield, Kuhn, Munitz, and others.†† ††