The Pluto Saga: How Do You Become a Planet and Stay a Planet?
KHC AS 101
This course will use the controversy over Pluto's status as a planet to explore the astronomical, cultural, political and religious aspects that become linked to science and societal issues. The central theme of the seminar is how to gather and evaluate evidence through writing and quantitative methods. We will examine the broad scope of how science proceeds in quantitative ways using methods of sampling and observations. Both telescopes and museum visits will help us better understand the role that visualization plays in describing how Nature works.
FALL 2012 Schedule
|A1||Mendillo||CAS 500||MW 9:30 am-11:00 am||WebReg Restricted