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Barbara Snapp

This website is a companion to the course Time, Space and Other Big Ideas offered at Midcoast Senior College in Brunswick, Maine, Spring 2018

"Activities" contains any activities that will be done in class and/or at home and extra "fun" material

"Basic Information" contains the following files which will be updated as needed
        Topic and reading schedule
        Glossary

    It also contains lists of additional resources

"Class Presentations" contains the power point presentations in pdf form.  The presentation for each class will be added within a day or two of each class session. 

"Course Articles" contains the required reading and enrichment reading for each week.  Required reading will be posted for each week by the week before that class.  Enrichment reading will be posted shortly after each class session, if not before.  The lists will be updated as relevant new articles are found.


Time, Space and Other Big Ideas
We will explore the scientific, cultural and philosophical impacts of big ideas such as time, space, energy, change, life, and consciousness.  The course will focus on the ways we perceive and interpret each big idea and its phenomena and how each idea affects our understanding of reality.

The course will meet on Wednesdays for 8 weeks from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the main building (10 Tibbetts Dr, Brunswick).   Class session dates:  March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2.  


Topics
Knowledge
Matter 
Energy
Time and Space 
Chance, Change, Complexity and Chaos
Life
Culture, Consciousness, and Curiosity
Reality