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SCI 123  Paint & Examination of Paintings

Simeen Sattar

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8:30 - 10:30 am

8:30 - 11:30 am

HEG 106 /

ROSE 205

SCI

This course is about the composition of pigments, dyes and paints, the chemistry underlying selected techniques (e.g. Attic vase and fresco painting), and scientific methods for examining paintings, with an emphasis on case studies.  As light and atoms and molecules are central to paints and techniques for examining paintings, the course begins with these foundational topics.  Laboratory work includes synthesis and analysis of pigments and dyes, preparation of binders and paints, and fresco painting.  Students registering for this class commit to reviewing elementary topics from high school chemistry and taking an online quiz before the start of the semester.  Class size: 18

 

 

11861

SCI 133   Milk and Its Contents

Simeen Sattar

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. . . Th .

3:00 -5:00 pm

3:00 -6:00 pm

HEG 106

ROSE 205

SCI

What is milk made of, and why, and how is it transformed into foods such as yogurt and cheese?  The answers to these questions, which lie in the chemical composition of milk, are the subject of this course.  The effect of milk on humans, the effect of milk production on animals and the environment, and the politics and marketing of milk and dairy foods are among the topics that will arise naturally.  However, the focal points of this course are the chemical analysis of milk and the chemistry underlying its transformations into other foods.  Visits to dairy farms will be arranged.  Students registering for this class commit to reviewing elementary topics from high school chemistry and taking an online quiz before the start of the semester.  Class size: 18

 

11862

SCI 162   Cosmology

Peter Skiff

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1:30 -2:50 pm

HEG 102

 

Cross-listed: Science, Technology & Society The course will be a descriptive review of the astrophysical theories of the origin and development of the early universe. The “standard model”, the so-called “big bang theory” will be examined in detail, with attendant evidence and theories of particles, fields, energy and entropy, and space-time geometry. Current models of supernovae, quasars, black and white holes, dark matter, quantum foam, and recent alternative models of super symmetry and superstrings will be reviewed. Various historical notions of time, space, matter, and cause will frame the discussions. No prior experience in collegiate science is required. This course can be taken for distribution credit in science, but does not meet the requirement for computational or laboratory experience.  Class size: 40

 

11863

SHP 223   Physical Science After Newton

Peter Skiff

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3:10 -4:30 pm

HEG 102

HIST

Cross-listed:  Science, Technology & Society (core course)  A survey of major agendas of physical science since 1750. Characteristic episodes include Lavoisier and the theory of elements; Maxwell and the mathematization of physics; arguments about light from Newton, Young, Michelson, and Einstein; twentieth-century atomic theory; and the emergence of "big science”.  Class size: 24