ERIC Number: ED221233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
An Interdisciplinary Course Involving Science and the Humanities. Final Report.
Love, Robert W.; Olson, Frederick S.
The project described in this report focused on the development of an interdisciplinary course incorporating physics and literature at Shoreline Community College. Part 1 provides an overview of the project and summarizes major questions and problems confronted in the process of curriculum development, including the relationship between science and the humanities and the need to redefine both in light of modern knowledge and research; the lack of guidelines, formats, and ready-made materials available to simplify the development of the course; the need to find materials that were accessible and comprehensible to the average freshman student; and the urgency of confronting the implications of post-Einsteinian science in terms of human consciousness and values, and human survival. Part 2 contains the course syllabus, including information on course objectives, format, reading selections, assignments, evaluation, and grading. Part 3 outlines the schedule for the 10-week course, during which topics such as the relationship of science and the humanities from the classical Greek period to the Einsteinian revolution and beyond; the relationships between science and religion and between literature and science; the effect of scientific revolutions on accepted world views; and the radical world of quantum physics and its implications are discussed. Topics, readings, and films are indicated for each week. Parts 4 and 5 provide bibliographies of books and films. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Shoreline Community Coll., Seattle, WA.
Note: Funded through the Washington State Community Colleges Humanities Project.