Nov 12, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2404 - Physics for Modern Society

Hours: 4
Physics is the liberal arts of high technology, that is, most modern advancements in the tools that drive society forward are further developed or inhibited by the laws of physics. Our society is rapidly moving in the direction of being science-oriented, and it is important for future leaders to base their decisions on facts. This course focuses on many fundamental aspects of physics in the framework of how they apply to modern issues in society such as debates over fossil and alternative fuels, nuclear programs, and climate change.