History and Philosophy Of Science | Survey of Science up to 1750
X406 | 3058 | Newman/Bertoloni Meli
This is an introductory course designed for all students with an
interest in the history of the sciences and their cultural contexts.
We will cover select topics from Greek, Islamic, Medieval European and
early modern science, emphasizing both primary sources and
contemporary historiographical debates. We will include aspects of
natural philosophy, astronomy, astrology, the medical disciplines, and
the development of experiment. Students from a broad variety
backgrounds will be welcome and their varied expertise in the science,
humanities, or languages will be valued highly.