Course Code: SCIE 150
Academic Year: 2021-2022
Science has allowed us to gain insight into the complexity and fragility of our environment, map the evolution of human beings, unleash the power of the atom, and acquire the ability to manipulate life at the genetic level. Our scientific knowledge spans the immense scale of the universe, from the counter-intuitive subatomic world to the formation of stars and galaxies. These are some of the topics we will cover in this introductory course, demystifying the concepts of science, and understanding the many facets and consequences of scientific application-good and bad. We will explore the grand ideas that have shaped our history, still changing our lives moment-by-moment, and the possible futures unfolding before us.