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STS2313 It's About Time

Credits: 3.00

From looking at a watch and noting the change from day to night and counting the days, months and years, people seem time as so mundane that they take it for granted and usually think little more about it. But what is time and why is it measured so obsessively and with such precision? This course concerns itself with all aspects of time, from the evolution of calendars (including our own) to precision timepieces and our own internal clocks. And finally, the nature of time itself and its relationship to space and other aspects of our universe are discussed. This course draws on knowledge from history, anthropology, psychology, technology, astronomy and physics to gain an understanding of this very basic “dimension.”

Prerequisites: Completion of first year writing requirements. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS Elective.