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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 3710 - History and Philosophy of Science I


A philosophical and historical study of the growth of science from the Greeks to the Scientific Revolution. The course explores the development of science through primary source readings, with a particular focus on astronomy and dynamics, culminating with a close reading of Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems and a study of the trial of Galileo.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area VII: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications.



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