Light: Metaphors & Models

Metaphors, Models, and Measurement of Light
We perceive, imagine, explain, produce, use, measure, absorb, and even slow down light. It is pervasive in our human experience and our scientific understanding of the universe. Represented in all kinds of ways, from discrete measurements to evocative metaphors, light appears in literature, in science, and in our daily lives, and we will use each of these contexts as a lens for critical thinking. We will employ methods from the humanities and from the sciences to explore concepts of light in fiction, poetry, essays, and scientific writing, and we will incorporate our own observations and experimental activities into our consideration of this material. 3 hrs. sem.
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FYSE 1471

All Sections in Spring 2016

Spring 2016

FYSE1471A-S16 Seminar (Goodsell)