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Lecture Presentations


Week 1:

Course Overview: Scientific Ways of Knowing (PowerPoint 6MB Jul3 12)

Week 2:

Scientific Ways of Knowing Ptolemy & Copernicus

Week 3:

Galileo & Natural Observation
Galileo & Experimentation

Week 4:

Equinox & Eratosthenes Logical Fallacies, Galileo & Experimentation

Week 5:

Graphs and Graphing Statistics (Emperical)

Week 6:

Newton & Theoretical Approaches Probabilities (Theoretical)

Week 7:

Plate Tectonics Plate Tectonics

Week 8:

Plate Tectonics Midterm Exam

Week 9:

Evolution
  • Lecture: Evolution (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.8MB Jul12 12)
Plate Tectonics

Week 10:

Evolution and Darwin's Idea Darwin's Finches

Week 11:

Sex, Sexual Selection, and Natural Selection
Human Evolution

Week 12:

Climate Change
Climate Change
  • Lecture: Climate Change - Day 2 (PowerPoint 10.3MB Jul12 12)
    • Historical development (Until ~1980)
    • Keeling curve
    • Geological archive activity
    • CFCs, Ozone, & Treaties
    • Development of Numerical Models

Week 13:

Climate Change

Week 14:

Climate Change Climate Change

Week 15:

Climate Change
  • In-class exercises:
    • Science/Society interactions on climate change
    • IPCC group discussion
Climate Change
  • Science/Society interactions on climate change
  • Copenhagen media


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