STS 2643

STS 2643

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

What can Aristotle, Archimedes, Hippocrates and other ancient scientists teach us about science as we know it today? In this course we will study the origins of scientific thought and experiment in mathematics, biology, medicine, astronomy and more in the ancient Mediterranean, comparing them to modern approaches as well as examples from classical China, the medieval Islamic world, Mesoamerica, and Africa. We will discuss questions about the philosophy of science and its socio-historical context and engage actively with ancient problem-solving methods.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)

Comments No prior knowledge of antiquity (or science!) required.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2643

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17559STS 2643  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17561STS 2643  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 17563STS 2643  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2643

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20348STS 2643  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20347STS 2643  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20349STS 2643  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online