UGS 302: ASTRONOMY AND THE HUMANITIES

Starry Night

Unique number: 66185

Course number: UGS 302

Description: Astronomy, one of the original seven liberal arts, has been integrated by countless generations of artists, authors, and musicians into their works. Examining astronomy's deep influence on other areas of human culture helps illuminate our understanding of the universe. In this course we'll explore astronomical examples in the visual arts, fiction (including science fiction), poetry, music, and drama and the underlying science concepts found in these works.

The class meets Monday from 3-4 PM and Wednesday from 3-5 PM in MAI 220C
Some field trips are arranged during classtime or as individual assignments.


textbooks

For futher information, see the Blackboard site and electronic reserves for this class. The password for electronic reserves will be distributed in class.

Syllabus in WORD format.


Fall Semester 2008

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Originated on 16 June 2008
modified on 3 October 2008

Mary Kay Hemenway, Ph. D.
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