CHEM 119

The Development of Modern Science

What is science and how did it arise? Why did the scientific revolution occur in the seventeenth century? Who were the key players and what stimulated their technological inventiveness? How does scientific thinking differ from conventional human thought? We will explore possible answers to these questions. Students will be introduced to the individuals and concepts central to the development of modern science. Finally, the class will explore directions which science is taking today. V.1, V.8a

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