History And Philosophy Of Science | Anatomy and Botany in the Renaissance
H205 | 0017 | Domenico Bertoloni Meli

This is an interdisciplinary course dealing with the history of the
sciences, the history of art and architecture, as well as the history
of the universities.  We will be examining the intellectual and social
transformations affecting anatomy and botany between the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries.  Some of the specific topics include the
creation of anatomical theaters, botanical gardens, and museums within
the universities, the importance of accurate artistic reproduction of
plants and animals (including the human body), and the rediscovery of
Greek learning.  The course includes field trips to the Lilly Library
and anatomy lab (optional) and other campus locations.