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HIS* 130: An Introduction to the History of Science

3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the history of science from antiquity to the present, which will closely examine the historical forces and figures that shaped the creation of scientific knowledge. Since scientists did not work in a vacuum, it will pay particular attention to interaction between their work and the broader historical context in which they lived. In so doing, it will explore scientific ideas that have not survived to the modern era (the theory of phlogiston, for example) and examine the processes by which they were overturned.
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .
Offered: Occasionally



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