GE1302 - The Science of Art

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chemistry
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

In this course, students will discover the connections between the disciplines of science and art by examining both historical and modern examples of the ways in which artists and scientists have influenced one another.  The basic methodologies of both disciplines will be introduced, and examples will be drawn from the visual and digital arts, music and dance.  Students will discover their own interests in art and science through class lectures, tutorial discussions, individual art diaries and a visit to an art institution in Hong Kong, and will develop the ability to critically analyse the ways in which science and art overlap in various works of art and in the ways in which artists have influenced scientific discoveries.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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