Course Descriptions - Beginnings of Wisdom: Science in the Pre-modern World HSTC 2001   Beginnings of Wisdom: Science in the Pre-modern World
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course introduces key developments in pre-modern science. Fundamental concepts in the physical sciences, astronomy and cosmology are treated through the study of primary sources from antiquity (Near Eastern and Greco-Roman) and the medieval Islamic, Jewish and Christian cultures. We will be attentive to the wider cultural contexts in which science was pursued and to intersections between science and other ways of knowing (e.g., myth, magic, religion).
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: CLAS 2001.03
EXCLUSIONS: HSTC 2000X/Y.06