Planetary astronomy from the Greeks to the age of Newton. This course is a blend of history and science, and it explores the role of planetary astronomy in the development of Western thought. Readings from Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton. Astronomical observations and laboratory work. (Satisfies the laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences.) May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World or The West in Time requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
|Term||Block||Title||Instructor||Location||Student Limit/ Available||Updated|
|Fall 2017||Block 1||Scientific Revolutions: The Copernican Revolution||Shane Burns||Olin Hall 258B||16/0||02/17/2018|
|Fall 2018||Block 1||Scientific Revolutions: The Copernican Revolution||Dick Hilt||TBA||16/16||02/17/2018|