GEN2018 - Prominent Scientists and Their Great Discoveries

學分: 3
時間: 45小時
先修單元: GEN1000 Perspectives on General Education
This module is designed to introduce to the students a number of renowned scientists and their highly significant discoveries which won them wide international recognition and prestigious rewards such as the Nobel Prize. A diversity of fields encompassing physical, medical and life sciences are covered. The inspiring anecdotes behind the discoveries are intended to teach students the importance of creativity and team work as well as the virtues of assiduity and perseverance.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Identify significant scientific discoveries in physical, medical and life sciences, with the basic concepts briefly explained in layman terms

  2. Develop an awareness of eminent scientists and their breakthrough discoveries that produced tremendous impact on subsequent development in their respective fields

  3. Tell the inspiring stories behind the painstaking efforts made by these scientists in the aforementioned discoveries, which in some cases were not given due recognition until years later

  4. Appreciate how advances in one discipline/specialty might expedite the progress/development of another discipline/specialty, and that some discoveries were the fruits of inter-disciplinary collaboration