(PHYS) Changing Views of Universe- Term Project.
I’m studying for my Physics class and need an explanation.
For today: step (C) final project.
Introduction from Prof. for the whole project
Term Project: You will be asked to do a term project, which consists of: (a) written project topic proposal, 1-2 paragraphs (2.5 points); (b) written 1-page project synopsis with 1-page outline (5.0 points); and (c) final project (27.5 points), for a total of 35 course points. If done as a term paper, I am expecting the final project to be about 10 pages in length (including title page, illustrations/tables, end notes, etc.). The term project must be focused on the first course theme: cosmogenesis, that is, the study of how our Cosmos came into existence. However, within that overall rubric, you have considerable latitude in which to pursue your individualized term project. For example, you can write a term paper, create a video, construct a model or generate new mode of artistic expression, such as a “creation rap chant”, which espouses your personally preferred view of cosmogony. More traditional modes of analysis may take various forms, such as: (a) comparing and contrasting cosmogonic points of view of two ancient civilizations; (b) examining the similarities and differences between a past society’s cosmogony and today’s Standard Model of Cosmology; or (c) looking at two of today’s competing cosmological models and discussing how these modern cosmological models reflect scientific, philosophical or societal debates going back to ancient or medieval times. What you may NOT do for your term project is focus solely on modern cosmological theory; you MUST tie your project back to one or more historical cosmological models and their original source materials. All of your work must be must be properly cited and documented. Due dates for topic approval, outline/synopsis, and final project are set forth in the Course Schedule and Course Requirements.