Science and Technology Behind the Movies

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDSC1017 BIOL, PHYS (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GDSC1017 aims to make use of examples from movies and TV drama episodes as motivations to introduce students to some key concepts and latest developments in science and technology which can make significant impacts (e.g. new opportunities and experience) on our future ways of life. It provides first an overview on key milestones in science and technology development, and their impacts on our daily life. The major portion of the course covers selected concepts and principles in science and technology to be presented under themes like human-like robots, genetic engineering, space travel, etc. After taking the course, students should be able to gain better understanding on the science and technology frontiers, explain the key principles behind, and describe how they can be related to their future life.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.