May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog
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SCCL 7351 - Macrocosmos Microcosmos: Big Bang Theory and Beyond


Credits: 3

Focuses on big physics concepts, including the Big Bang, time travel, the Higgs boson, and Schrodinger’s cat. In a non-mathematical framework, students explore modern physics ideas that influence aspects of the world around them. Students consider questions, such as the origin of the universe; the nature of space, time and matter; the role of un/certainty and evidence shaping world views; ethical responsibilities of scientists to society in light of new technology; and specific impacts of the ideas in the humanities and arts. Lectures, reading, films, and discussions combine to make the cosmos more accessible and inspiring. This course may be applied to the following curricular field concentrations: environmental sustainability; humanities; global studies; American studies; gender studies; arts and cultural traditions.



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