Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

SGBN 101 - The Shape of the World

4.00 credit hours
How do we understand how people in the past came to their beliefs about the natural world and pursue questions about it? This gateway to the Natural Sciences surveys general forms of ancient knowledge about nature. What questions were important? How did the answers form a system? Through texts, experiments and observations from the Pre-Socratics to the late Medieval Cosmos, including contributions of Islam and other cultures, students study the early formation of holistic conceptions of nature and our relation to it.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Sciences, Global Understanding.
iCon(s): Experiencing Place, Thinking Globally.

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