Course Details for Robert Shelton - Summer - 2019

British Contributions to Science and Medicine

Faculty:
Robert Shelton (More Info)

Course:
British Contributions to Science and Medicine

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Program Dates:

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
TBA

Discipline(s):
Chemistry , Biology , Physics , Mathematics

Course Description:
The history behind science’s greatest discoveries is one of intrigue and excitement. As we visit museums, laboratories, hospitals, breweries and crime scenes, we will rediscover this science together. This class will cover the discovery of the elements, penicillin, brewing, and other scientific significant discoveries as time allows. Through these experiences and our own unique perspectives, we will understand the implications of science in modern times and in our everyday lives. There’s no better way to make chemistry come alive than to rediscover the locations where the scientific breakthrough actually occurred!

Prerequisites:
One semester of any Chemistry or Biology course.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect 5 to 7 miles of walking per day.

Course Highlights:
  1. Field trips will include most of the major museums of London.
  2. Discover historical significance behinds London’s drinking culture while also learning about the science behind distilleries and breweries.
  3. Day trip to Oxford or Cambridge to explore its history with respect to science.