Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Jun 17, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CLS 190 - Science and Technology in the Ancient World

Course Units: 1
(Fall; Miller) This course is an introduction to the scientific and technological developments during the Greek and Roman periods. Students will deepen their understanding of the scientific method, acquire skills in its application in the evaluation of evidence, and learn about the impact of science and technology on ancient civilization. The time periods covered in this class will stretch from Bronze Age of Greece to the Late Roman Empire. This course will discuss a broad range of scientific and technological topics. Students will learn about this crucial aspect of antiquity predominantly through the reading of original sources in translation. Because of the diverse nature of the topics, the authors will range greatly, including such authors as Hesiod, Pliny the Elder, and Frontinus. Students will be expected to draw conclusions from the primary source material as well as connect the ancient texts to other scholarly readings. The secondary reading will be drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, including classics and history of science. Ultimately, students will gain a better understanding of the role that ancient technological and scientific developments have had in their own world. CC: HUM



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