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Emergence of Modern Science

Emergence of Modern Science

Course Number
STSC 0100 920
Course Code
STSC0100920
Course Key
76566
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Time
12:00pm-2:30pm
12:00pm-2:30pm
12:00pm-2:30pm
Instructor
TOMAR, KOYNA
Secondary Program
Course Description
During the last 500 years, science has emerged as a central and transformative force that continues to reshape everyday life in countless ways. This introductory course will survey the emergence of the scientific world view from the Renaissance through the end of the 20th century. By focusing on the life, work, and cultural contexts of those who created modern science, we will explore their core ideas and techniques, where they came from, what problems they solved, what made them controversial and exciting and how they relate to contemporary religious beliefs, politics, art, literature, and music. The course is organized chronologically and thematically. In short, this is a "Western Civ" course with a difference, open to students at all levels.