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History (HIST)

HIST 122 (GH) History of Science I (3) A history of science and culture from pre-history until the Scientific Revolution.

HIST 122 History of Science I (3)

HIST 122 examines scientific endeavor from pre-history until the Scientific Revolution. Topics include ancient Babylonian and Egyptian conceptions of the universe and and its relationship to human society, early Greek methods of understanding their world, and the development of science in the Western world and in other cultures. The course examines a range of theoretical and applied disciplines, including medicine and engineering. Along with key discoveries, the course emphasizes the role of cultural, political, and social forces in determining what human societies have valued as truth and knowledge and the standards and methods by which humans have offered proof of scientific knowledge.

General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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