Cores 5: Humanity in the Universe I - Term 121
This course, extended through two semesters, studies the emergence of the human species in the course of cosmic, biological and cultural evolution and assesses the theoretical and practical impact of the natural sciences on the human situation.
Mission Statement of Cores 5 & 6
Humanity in the Universe is the study of the contribution science makes to understanding the true human condition. The goal is the application
of that study to promote an honest positive understanding of what it means to be human and how humans can best relate to each other, their
environment and their God.
Scientific understanding of the breadth, depth, connectedness, and organic nature of Creation entices the student to a greater appreciation of the brilliance of the Creator. Science assists theology, philosophy and other logical methods of thought in seeking truth and strengthening faith. "Humanity in the Universe" therefore seeks to give students a better understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry and the scientific worldview. We will help them appreciate how methods of scientific discovery, reason, and testing can be applied to real life.
- Core 5 Collegial Agreements
- Core 5 2012 Schedule
- Core 5 and 6 Course Understandings
- Core 5 Lecture Objective Sheets
- Core 5 Readings
Core 5 Internet Sources
- Brain Makeover - What everyone needs to know to be a science literate
- Science Magazine - 125th Anniversary issue - some good questions
- Court TV
- NASA Multimedia Page
- Hubble Space Telescope Photos
- Structure and Evolution of the Universe - lots of resources from NASA
- The Biology Project (University of Arizona)
- The Periodic Table
- A Century of Physics
- Department of Geology (UC Davis)
- On-line Earth Science Journals - this site has some full text journals on-line