IDS190-000: The Art of IDEAS: More than Meets the Eye

Topic: More Than Meet The Eye

August 24, 2016 - December 6, 2016
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Emerson Hall E401
Taylor, Leslie
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Emerson Hall E401
Lynn, David G.
Appropriate for First Year students.
Fall, spring. Variable topics using interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities and social sciences. Topics represent current interests of the instructor.

IDS 190-000

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information:

Course Description: 

A physicist, neurobiologist, psychologist, statistician, and a biblical scholar walk into a classroom…. Rather than the start to a nerdy joke, it is the start of an exciting course that will introduce you to ongoing interdisciplinary research at Emory. This course will explore polymer physics in food, how sunlight controls your eye, the statistics of mental health, masculinity in the book of Daniel and how we remember and forget. Divided into five modules, over the course of the semester you will learn to go beyond the surface by identifying a situation, designing research questions, conducting interdisciplinary projects, critically examining evidence, evaluating results, and proposing creative solutions. Learning activities include cooking demonstrations, a field trip to Yerkes National Primate Research Center, critical engagement with primary sources, and hands on experiments. Mentored by instructors, students will work in groups to complete a final project consisting of a written component and presentation dealing with a situation where there is more than meets the eye. Webpage:

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