Courses: Introduction to the History of Science (HISTH118A01)

Fall 2009

Although science is an essential characteristic of the modern world, it took nearly 4000 years to attain that status. This course surveys various sciences in the past focusing on both how and why humans have interrogated the natural world, how they have categorized the resulting knowledge, and what uses they have made of it. Topics can include science and medicine in antiquity, Islamic sciences, Byzantine and medieval sciences, early-modern science and the Scientific Revolution.

Fulfills: SO III

Department

History (Web site)

Taught By

Darin Hayton (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Hall 112

Meeting Times

TTh 1:00-2:30