Honors | Anatomy and Botany in the Renaissance
H205 | 0017 | Bertoloni-meli
9:30A-10:45A MW GB 107
Honors H205 fulfills COAS topics requirement.
This section meets with Honors H230.
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 reproductions 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