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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HIST 350 - Science, Religion and Magic in Early Modern Europe

4.00 credit hours
This research seminar focuses on the confluence of three seemingly distinct traditions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when their confluence transformed Western civilization. The rise of science occurred at the same moment when Christendom splintered into permanent, bitter divisions. At the same time, occult beliefs (e.g. magic, alchemy and astrology) flourished. The witch craze and the threat of heresy were the price of dissent and defying authorities of church and state. Each student designs, researches and writes a historical essay related to major course themes.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities.
iCon(s): Innovating the World.

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