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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HST 276 Science and Society in Renaissance Europe

3 Credit(s) HP
This course surveys the development of scientific inquiry from the fifteenth century to the era of Newton, placing emerging scientific ideas in their social and cultural context. Debates about the nature of the universe, observations of the natural world, medical theories and practice and the transition from alchemy to chemistry will be examined, as will the gradual development of new methodologies and institutions. Emphasis will be placed on the coincidental processes of global and scientific exploration.