The Evolution of Science, Part 1

GENINT 721.553

Osher (50+). In this course, we meet the men and women whose contributions and dedication provided the foundation for major scientific discoveries, from Copernicus and Galileo, to the scientists of today.

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Starting at $100.00
As few as 5 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify major scientists from the past and their scientific breakthroughs
  • Examine and translate serious scientific ideas into accessible concepts
  • Learn about scientific evolution through humor and film

About this course:

The great scientific awakening that led us out of the dark ages set the stage for not just a rebirth of science but ushered in an entirely new way to encounter the world around us. The discoveries and exploration of Copernicus, Kepler, and others paved the way for Galileo to chart the course for an innovative scientific method of observation and deduction which was passed on to Isaac Newton. This Scientific Revolution that unfolded in Europe between roughly 1550 and 1700 reverberates to our present day. In this course, we meet the men and women whose contributions and dedication provided “the shoulders of giants to stand on” so the pioneers in this evolutionary chain could continue to see further ahead. No background in science required, only curiosity and enthusiasm. We examine and translate some serious ideas into fun and accessible concepts with the use of viewer-friendly video clips, animations, cartoons, readings and humor.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Instructor: Marc Olevin
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Fee:
$100.00
37 days left. Enroll by Oct 29, 2018
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Notes
Plus members pay only $30 for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund after November 6.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 6, 2018
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Oct 29, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Lecture
Mon Nov 5, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Lecture
Mon Nov 12, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Lecture
Mon Nov 19, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C
Lecture
Mon Nov 26, 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121C

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