Modern culture is a culture of science and modern science is the outcome of a historical process of 2,500 years. In this course we investigate how traditional knowledge gradually acquired the characteristics of 'science': the social structure, contents, values and procedures we are familiar with. We will look at some primary chapters of this process, from antiquity to the end of the seventeenth century, and try to understand their implications to understanding contemporary science in its culture.
1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 X 1 hour tutorial, 1 x 1 hour independent online work.
10x short quizzes (24%), 10x 100wd questions (26%), 3x essays (250wd; 500 wd; 750 wd ¿ together 30%), 10x online activities (10%), class participation (10%)
24 credit points of Junior units of studyProhibitions