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as of 6/24/2019

BRAVE NEW WORLD: SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FACT AND THE FUTURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of New South Wales - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectEarth and Space Sciences
Physics
Number & Suffix: 22 O
Full UC Title: BRAVE NEW WORLD: SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FACT AND THE FUTURE 
Transcript Title: BRAVE NEW WORLD 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This wholly online course offers a big picture overview of the physical sciences at the dawn of the 21st century and beyond. The most common interface between the general public and science is often through science fiction; hence, science fiction is used as a teaching aid to stimulate student interest and as a starting point from which to communicate the science, and its likely future development. This course also examines the interaction between science and society, encouraging students to consider how culture influences science and vice versa. This course provides students with the level of scientific and technological literacy required to take an informed part in debate on important scientific issues. Topics discussed in this course include: the physics of space and time; astronomy; space travel and exploration; astrobiology: life in the Universe; computers and robotics, artificial intelligence and human intelligence; the future of the human race; the future of planet Earth, including an examination of the physics of climate change; and a brief look at the place of physics in popular culture. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: BRAVE NEW WORLD: SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FACT AND THE FUTURE 
Partner University Department: Physics 
Partner University Course Number: GENS4015