October 11, 2010

James Trefil – Spring Courses

HNRS 360:001 : Science of Cities 
What will the Washington area look like in 50 years? This course will focus on the technology and development of cities, using the capitol area as an example. Students will look at present-day Washington from a historical standpoint and learn what we can predict for its future in light of robotics, nanotechnology, and genetic engineering.  Course will use an AI Program called sInvestigator.

(M 4:30-7:10 pm)

HNRS 360:002 : Scientific Revolution
Critically analyzes emergence and impact of specific technologies on contemporary cultures and the core concepts surrounding these technologies, including legal, social, ethical issues and the technology’s relationship to core information security issues. Students develop a significant research project employing multiple disciplinary perspectives. This project will be communicated ethically and with cultural awareness through written, oral and digital means, showing a critical understanding of technologies and their impact.

(T 4:30-7:10 pm)