Revolutionary Discoveries in Modern Science
Formerly: HIST 260
Surveys pivotal episodes in the history of the physical and life sciences from Galileo's telescopic observations to the search for the 'god particle'. Topics include the construction of a radically new view of the natural order during the Scientific Revolution, the transformation of our understanding of the nature of life since the 18th century, and the overthrow of Newton's system of the world in the early 20th century.
- Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 130, HIST 260.
- No background in science is required prior to taking this course.