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Robin Elizabeth Spayde
B CUSP 107
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core I: Individuals and Society

Through collaborative and interdisciplinary learning, students develop a knowledge base, skills, habits of inquiry, and imaginative vision. Focuses on individuals, society. Offered: A.

Class description

This course fulfills a Natural World requirement, while exploring important discoveries in physics through explorations in history, basic mathematics, and writing. We will examine seven big topics in science: the Copernican Revolution, Newtonian Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Einsteinís Special Relativity, the Uncertainty Principle, Quantum Mechanics, and the Big Bang.

Student learning goals

Communicate complex ideas in both written and verbal forms.

Approach ideas analytically and construct cogent arguments and explanations.

Appreciate how different approaches in thought result in different outcomes.

Demonstrate quantitative reasoning and analytical skills through examples in the development of science.

Organize source material and prepare to write a research paper.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robin Elizabeth Spayde
Date: 04/23/2012