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HIST 394 - History of Science II: From Isaac Newton to Watson and Crick


Introduction to basic topics in history of modern science from Isaac Newton to the present. Topics include the Chemical Revolution, the rise of the atomic theory, Darwin and evolution, Einstein and relativity, and Watson and Crick on DNA. Emphasis is placed on the historical, philosophical, and religious influences on the practice of modern 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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