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Science and Art
CHEM 148 FA
This course is an interdisciplinary, lecture/laboratory first year seminar in which diverse science topics are explored through the lens of the visual arts. Topics to be considered will include the physics of light, the
neurobiology of color vision, the chemistry of pigments, binders, lakes, and paints, the mathematics of composition and design, the psychology of perception, along with an overview of conservation science. In the
component, students will perform a series of key experiments exploring basic knowledge in each of the various topic areas. Potential science majors and art majors will be given priority in forming the class, and having
secondary school chemistry course is advised.
Ball P., BRIGHT EARTH: ART AND THE INVENTION OF COLOR, New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux. ix, 382; 2002.
Livingstone M., VISION AND ART: THE BIOLOGY OF SEEING, New York: Harry N. Abrams. 208p 2002.
COGNITION AND VISUAL ARTS, MIT Press,
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- Instructor(s): Beveridge,David L.
- Times: ..T.... 02:40PM-04:00PM; ....R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: HALL84; ;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 19)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: X FR: 19
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing
- FYI: FYI Seminar
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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