PHY-257 Maya Astronomy, Mathematics, and Culture

A focused study on the role astronomy and mathematics had on the culture, architecture, and art of the ancient Maya. Approximately two weeks of Winter term will be spent on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico observing and measuring ancient ruins, leading a community service project in a local village, and visiting centers dedicated to the study of the Maya. PHY-257 may serve as a replacement for PHY-100'> any major or minor that requires PHY-100. Students interested in completing the independent study requirement for the Math-Physics major in cultural cosmology or archeo-astronomy must complete this course.


3 credits