Summer Courses 2012





Emergence of Modern Science

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
No
Course Number: 
STSC 001 910
Schedule: 
Monday 1:00pm-4:10pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 1:00pm-4:10pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

SHIELDS, BRITTANY A

Instructor: 

LAEMMLI, WHITNEY

Crosslistings: 
HSOC001910
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

During the last 500 years, science has emerged as a central and transformative force that continues to reshape everyday life in countless ways. This introductory course will survey the emergence of the scientific world view fromthe Renaissance through the end of the 20th century. By focusing on the life, work and cultural contexts of those who created modern science, we will explore their core ideas and techniques, where they came from, what problems they solved, what made them controversial and exciting and how they related to contemporary religious beliefs, politics, art, literature, and music. The course is organized chronologically and thematically. In short, this is a "Western Civ" course with a difference, open to students at all levels.


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