[logo] SCEN103 Science Concepts behind High Technology

Coming again in Spring 1999!
George Watson
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Silicon, Circuits, and the Digital Revolution
Technology -- a means to an end, not an end in itself...

How does a compact disk work?
How does my computer work and what can I do with it?
What is the Internet and what use is it to me?
What is the interplay of science and technology?

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SCEN103 is a course based on the science behind high technology, a course having no physics or math prerequisites. Student interests in everyday devices and high-tech objects are leveraged into a stimulating context for introduction of fundamental concepts of science. Live demonstrations and in-class group explorations of technology applications, in addition to daily work with the WorldWide Web, are essential elements of this course designed to promote scientific and computer literacy and awareness.

Comments, suggestions, or requests to ghw@udel.edu.

Last updated January 14, 1999.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1998.