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New ARU Course: Foundations of Physical Science

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Mike Mazza interviews Keith Lockitch about the Ayn Rand University and his upcoming course, Foundations of Physical Science, one of the many new courses being offered by ARU.

Among the topics covered:

  • The Ayn Rand University’s vision of providing a foundation for life;
  • How the new ARU courses align with that vision;
  • Whether ARU is aimed at a specific age group;
  • Whether ARU courses will be offered more than once;
  • An overview of Lockitch’s Foundations of Physical Science course;
  • How the course fits with ARU’s broader vision;
  • Why a strong math background is not required for Lockitch’s course;
  • The textbooks and workload students can expect;
  • The value of learning ancient astronomy and techniques of observational astronomy;
  • The importance of astronomy in prehistoric times;
  • How mobile apps are going to be used in the course;
  • A brief description of the course outline and its philosophic framework;
  • What people with a degree in physics or astronomy can gain from the course;
  • Other courses that may be available in ARU in the future.

Mentioned in the discussion is Leonard Peikoff’s course History of Philosophy.

To register for Lockitch’s Foundations of Physical Science course or any other course at ARU, go to university.aynrand.org to see the course catalog.

This episode was recorded on August 4, 2022. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.

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Agustina Vergara Cid

Agustina Vergara Cid, LLB and LLM, is an associate fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and an opinion columnist at the Orange County Register.

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