P13: Integrating art with the physical sciences: Development of a liberal arts course

Author: Kevin Stewart, Harding University, USA


Date: 8/3/14

Time: 4:20 PM4:40 PM

Room: MAN 102

Related Symposium: S2

A liberal arts Physical Science course has been adapted so that it is presented from the perspective of an artist. Laboratory activities and experiments from the Chemistry and Art workshop were used as the foundation of the course. An analysis of the current topics covered in Physical Science was done and the new course covered as many of them as practical and relevant using artist’s materials. This course was taught using a two-hour class block to facilitate longer hands-on activities. Evaluations of the course will be presented as well as future plans to teach the course in Florence, Italy during the spring of 2015.