The Origins of Modern Science

History 30A

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Hahn
Location: 
88 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
MWF 9-10
CCN: 
3928
Units: 
Units

This course will cover the period through the era of Newton. An introductory overview of the development of scientific concepts in the West to the end of the 17th century. Emphasis will be on the establishment of a worldview among the ancient Greeks, its incorporation into a Judeo-Christian framework, and the transformations ushered in by the Scientific Revolution. The course will consist of two lectures per week, supplemented by films, and two separate hours of discussion. There are no prerequisites beyond curiosity and a willingness to read extensively and participate actively in the learning process.

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