First Week: The Birth of Time
#1 W 1/5 Course Introduction. Lahr/Pastor
Time of the Chosen. Pastor
#2 F 1/7 Time and Music; Time measurement; 'D Duck in Mathmagic Land' video clip. Lahr
Picasso's 'Three Musicians' and Time: paragraph due.
Second Week: Listen to the Greeks
#3 M 1/10 A dance of time. Pastor
#4 W 1/12 Riddle of the Sphinx; Kylix; Greek time. Lahr/Pastor
#5 F 1/14 Ritual, art, and mathematics; 'IQ' video clip I. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Third Week: Reckoning with Time: Philosophers and Mathematicians
No class Monday 1/17: Martin Luther King Day. Meet Thursday (x-hour, 12:00 - 12:50).
#6 W 1/19 Zeno's paradoxes; 'IQ' video clip II. Lahr
#7 Th 1/20 Missing the point; 'Tango Lesson' (Sally Potter) video clip; 'Tango' (Carlos Saura) video clip. Pastor
#8 F 1/21 Looking for cracks with the Sophists. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Fourth Week: A World of Clocks
#9 M 1/24 What is time? Pastor
#10 W 1/26 Galileo: time and space. Lahr
Thursday 1/27, 12:00-12:50 (x-hour): Exam 1 (multiple choice)
#11 F 1/28 Clocks: making and keeping time. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Fifth Week: Harnessing Time
#12 M 1/31 Forbidden knowledge and the power of time. Pastor
Pick a definition of Time, and argue for it: paragraph due.
#13 W 2/2 Newton: time and space. Lahr
Make up a Multiple Choice Question for Exam1: due.
Thursday 2/3, 12:00-12:50 (x-hour): Miguel Valladares, Librarian: Library Research Tools.
#14 F 2/4 Descartes/coordinates. Lahr
Sixth Week: A World of Reason
#15 M 2/7 Descartes, Frankenstein, and Goya. Pastor
#16 W 2/9 The Scientific Revolution: masters of the universe. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
No class Friday 2/11: Winter Carnival
Seventh Week: On Relativity and Gato Time
#17 M 2/14 Time, consciousness, and body. Pastor
#18 W 2/16 Einstein and relativity. Lahr
Thursday 2/17, 12:00-12:50 (x-hour): Exam 2 (multiple choice)
#19 F 2/18 The 20th century: rethinking reality; 'Yellow Submarine' video clip. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Friday, 2/18: topics for the Final paper will be announced.
Eighth Week: Time and the Fourth Dimension
Students will work on the first draft of their final paper this week.
#20 M 2/21 Art and the fourth dimension. Pastor
#21 W 2/23 4D metrics; hypercubes; timescape. Lahr
#22 F 2/25 Einstein's legacy, and models of time in 100 years of Solitude; Banchoff video. Lahr/Pastor
Ninth Week: Past, Present, and Elsewhere
#23 M 2/28 Playing with Time in 100 Years of Solitude. Pastor
Monday 2/28: first draft of final paper due; Jane Whittington, writing specialist, will read and comment.
#24 W 3/2 Smashing the clocks in 100 Years of Solitude. Pastor
#25 Th 3/3 Conclusions. Lahr/Pastor/Discussion
Thursday 3/3, 12:00-12:50 (x-hour): no class Friday; pick up drafts.
Friday 3/4: Jane Whittington will return first drafts of final paper.
Tenth Week: Wrapping It Up
Students will meet with Jane Whittington 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11 to discuss their final paper. (optional)
#26 M 3/7 100 Years of Solitude: The teachings of a book of Time. Pastor
#27 W 3/9 Last-minute wrap-up; Evaluations Lahr/Pastor
The final exam, a seven-to-ten-page paper from a list of possible topics, is due on Saturday, March 12, the first day of final exams, by 10:00 a.m. Be sure to clip to it your draft with Jane Whittington's comments. Take them to Dwight Lahr's office, 410 Bradley.