FRIDAY CLASS DISCUSSIONS
The last class day of
every full week will begin with oral presentations by groups of three students. Students will sign up ahead of time for the date/topic of their choice. Each group will have to meet and agree on a division of labor and presentation. Each student will have five minutes to present, and will be expected to prepare three questions for the class. These questions will lead the class into a general discussion of the main issues presented. The purpose of Friday's class is to revisit major issues raised during the week in a discussion driven by class participation.
Here is the list of topics and presenters week by week.
[In some weeks two groups of students might be presenting.]
Powerpoint Presentations Week by Week.
1/18 Group 1: Time, Philosophy and Art.
1/25 Group 2: Time, Math and Literature.
2/1 Group 3: Mathematical Time, Religious Time,Psychological Time.
2/6 Group 4: The birth of modern time: Galileo; Petrarch; Shakespeare; Newton.
2/15 Group 5: The Clockwork Universe.
2/22 Group 6: Mind Time, Body Time.
3/1 Group 7: Time Travel.
3/8 Group 8: What is Time?