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Matthew T. Sneddon
HIST 312
Seattle Campus

Science in Civilization: Science in Modern Society

Growth of modern science since the Renaissance, emphasizing the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the development of methodology, and the emergence of new fields of interest and new modes of thought.

Class description

This course surveys the transformation of natural philosophy into science during the period between 1600 and the mid nineteenth century. Lectures will examine the conceptual, cultural and historical developments that underlay different ways of understanding nature.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture format, with one day partially dedicated to discussion format.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

midterm essay assignments some in-class assignments final exam


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Matthew T. Sneddon
Date: 10/22/2006