May 21, 2024  
2016-2017 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2022 
    
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HIST 393 - History of Science I: From Ancient Greece to Isaac Newton


Introduction to basic topics in the history of science from ancient Greece to Isaac Newton. Students read a variety of primary and secondary sources covering three time periods: the origins of western science in Greece and the Middle East, the nature of science in medieval Islam and medieval Europe, and the Scientific Revolution in Europe (1500-1700). Emphasis is placed on the historical, philosophical, and religious influences on the emergence of western science. Previous knowledge of science or history is helpful, but not necessary.

Credits: 3
NOTE:
* This is a writing-enhanced course.
** This course fulfills the Historical Mode of Inquiry of the Liberal Studies Program.
*** This course counts toward the 63-hour Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) graduation requirement.



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