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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

HSC 201 - The Scientific Revolution

What are the origins of modern science? This course explores the emergence of scientific ideas and institutions during the Scientific Revolution (1450-1800) by examining how scientists built on the work of earlier thinkers, how their work was fostered and/or constrained by religion and politics, and why their ideas endured. Fulfills Foundations - Historical Perspectives. Offered fall, winter, and occasional spring/summer semesters. Offered for SWS credit during the spring/summer semester.

Credits: 3

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