Minor in Early Modern Studies - The Study of Nature in Early Modern Europe EMSP 3000X/Y    The Study of Nature in Early Modern Europe
This course provides an overview of the major changes and continuities of representation of the natural world in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. It seeks to recover the early modern understanding that the study of nature is incomprehensible if isolated from new techniques and technologies and from the philosophical and artistic disciplines. Because developments in the study of nature in this period are relative to institutional place and national location, the principal elements of the social, economic, political and cultural contexts within which scientists and philosophers of nature worked will be considered. As well, the aesthetic representations of nature and its study will be a theme throughout the course.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
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