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HUMN550 - Evolution of Earth and Universe

 

This course provides study of the logic and methods of science in relation to the development of the universe. It addresses the path by which scientific description of the universe has been made possible. It covers the origin of the universe, the nature of reality, and the relationship between observer and nature. Course topics include cosmology and the future of the human race. Readings for this course include Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and other emerging relevant contemporary documents.

 

Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: add'l alternate sources available online at: http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/tns_draft/index.html, http://www.bartleby.com/173/
ISBN: AMN
Publication Info: Open Web Sources
Author: N/A
Unit Cost: N/A
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Book Title: Time Travel in Einstein's Universe (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9780618257355
Publication Info: HM
Author: Gott, Richard
Unit Cost: $19.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: The End of Time:The Next Revolution in Physics
ISBN: 9780195145922
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Barbour, Julian
Unit Cost: $26.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy - alternate sources available online at http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/year-text-Copernicus.html, http://www.sacred-texts.com/astro/how/index.htm
ISBN: 9780762416981
Publication Info: Running Press Book Publishers
Author: Hawking, S
Unit Cost: $26.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: The Universe in A Nutshell - alternate sources available online at http://www.hawking.org.uk/the-universe-in-a-nutshell.html
ISBN: 9780553802023
Publication Info: Bantam, 2001
Author: Stephen Hawking
Unit Cost: $36.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A