STS 2643

STS 2643

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17084STS 2643  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17271STS 2643  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17272STS 2643  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person