Liberal Studies


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*LS 200. The Age of Pericles. 3 credits.
A team-taught, multi-dimensional study of the forces that shaped the highest cultural and intellectual achievement of Greek civilization. Students will examine the interrelationships among politics, drama, art, philosophy and the attitudes of intellectuals in fifth century Athens.
*LS 240. Aesthetic Values in American Society. 3 credits.
A course which creates an opportunity for students to discover beauty and meaning in the arts and consequently to refine their perceptual skills and aesthetic values. Aesthetic theory will provide a background for discussion of the content and meaning contained in the emotions aroused by perceptions of performances in music, literature, dance, drama and visual art.
*LS 300. History of Modern Science. 3 credits.
A survey of the growth of the sciences (including mathematics and medicine) from ancient times through the Enlightenment; a study of 19th century scientific and technological developments; and an analysis of 20th century science. Prerequisite: Six hours of laboratory natural science credits.
*LS 310. The British Foundations of Modern Science. 3 credits.
Fundamental principles from the modern sciences are surveyed by directed exploration of the work of British scientists who were pioneers in their fields. Excursions to historical sites and museums are linked to reading assignments. Prerequisite: Six hours of laboratory natural science credits.

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University