Grand Challenge Freshman Seminar: Science On Stage
Course Number: 66-123
Art and Science -- two fields of study that are most often considered diametrically opposed. Art is frivolous entertainment. Science is
We want to link the two cultures. The word ‘theater’ has the same etymological root as ‘theory’ – both words come from the Greek thea meaning view. This shared origin demonstrates ways we can work to analyze and interpret both fields and show the common ground between these two cultures.
As we attend to plays and writing ranging from Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia and Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen to Caryl Churchill’s A Number and Oliver Sacks’ Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, our class discussions will consider questions that include: Why is science a trend in
In addition to integrating humanities and scientific approaches within Dietrich College, this course will utilize the expertise of both individuals in the School of Drama and the producers in the local theater
Academic Year: 2019-2020