WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2009-2010       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
CS92PROD
The Scientific Revolution
HIST 253
Spring 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 253, SISP 253

This lecture and discussion course provides an introduction to the history of modern science by studying its origins in the period around 1500 - 1700. In areas ranging from astronomy to alchemy, medicine, natural history, and mathematics, Europeans developed new ways to see, understand, and shape the world around them. In addition to studying the origins of new practices for securing systematic knowledge, this course will focus connections between the traditions of natural philosophy, natural magic, and experimentation. We will also the examine the developments in the cultural and social role of natural knowledge and the ways it was organized and supported. The weekly class discussion will focus on primary sources.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)

Last Updated on NOV-14-2019
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459