Matthew T. Sneddon
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.
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.
Class assignments and grading
midterm essay assignments some in-class assignments final exam