HONORS 252 - Honors Natural Sciences Seminar
Section: 002 Creativity in the Sciences and the Arts
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to Honors students.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be elected twice for credit.
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We have invited 16 distinguished professors to describe a Eureka moment or watershed event in their career. For each class session, a scientist and an artist/humanist will make brief formal presentations that will be followed by an informal discussion likely to include topics like how science, art, and the humanities converge, especially in the area of creativity. The experience will highlight how much intellectual activity is invested in a work of art and how much creativity inundates scientific discovery.

Students will write a reflection paper on each of the sessions and describe how their views of science, art, and the humanities may have changed as a result of the discussion. Students will also develop a creative work related to the course topics. At the end of the academic term, we will ask the students to reflect on how the course has affected their career aspirations.

Professor Stephen Ragsdale, Professor of Biological Chemistry, will guide the class discussions.

HONORS 252 - Honors Natural Sciences Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
2LSA Hnrs
Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This is History of Medicine & the Art of Skepticism. Meets in Med Sci II 7748 (7748 MSC2).
002 (SEM)
8LSA Hnrs
W 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: titled "Creativity in the Sciences and Arts"
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