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Thomas L Hankins
HIST 498
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in History

Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.

Class description

GALILEO RECONSIDERED

We will study recent writings on Galileo's scientific work, his use of patronage and his role in the court culture of the 17th century. We will also study the recent actions by the Vatican to reconsider Galileo's trial and the history of the trial itself.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites. Previous history of science or early modern European history will be helpful.

Class assignments and grading

This course will have a seminar format and will require one short and one long paper.


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 Moran Tompkins
Date: 10/23/2003