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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHY 303 - Beginnings of Science: World View

2018-2019 Catalog Year:

This course explores the origins and diffusion of the early scientific ideas and practices that were the necessary foundations of what came to be known as “Modern Science”. Through case studies of several different ancient and medieval cultures and civilizations, we examine the nature of science; the contexts in which it flourished; the cultural exchanges by which it was diffused; the reasons for its occasional decline; and its impact on society.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3