More Than Meets The Eye
A physicist, neurobiologist, biblical scholar, statistician, and a psychologist walk into a classroom.... Rather than the start to a nerdy joke, it is the start of an exciting course that will introduce you to ongoing interdisciplinary research at Emory. This course will explore polymer physics in food, how sunlight controls your eye, masculinity in the book of Daniel, the statistics of mental health, and how we remember and forget. Divided into five modules, over the course of the semester you will learn to go beyond the surface by identifying a situation, designing research questions, conducting interdisciplinary projects, critically examining evidence, evaluating results, and proposing creative solutions. Learning activities include cooking demonstrations, a field trip to Yerkes National Primate Research Center, critical engagement with primary sources, and hands on experiments. Mentored by instructors, students will work in groups to complete a final project consisting of a written component and presentation dealing with a situation where there is more than meets the eye.