HSCI 1814 || Intro to History of Science: Ancient Science to the Scientific Revolution
Schedule 2002

Jan 241: Making Maps, Interpreting Maps Making Maps, Interpreting Maps
  • Turnbull, Maps Are Territories, Exh. 3, 7, 8, 2, 6


  • EARLY SCIENCE
    Jan 312: Mapping the Heavens, Mapping Time Mapping the Heavens, Mapping Time • Focus: The Americas
  • Turnbull, Maps Are Territories, Exh. 9, 4, 5, 10
  • Eddy, "Astronomical Alignment of the Big Horn Medicine Wheel"
  • Feb 73: Navigating: The Compass Navigating: The Compass • Focus: China
  • Ronan and Needham, "Magnetism" in Sci. and Civ. in China, v.3
  • Copy of map for approval DUE
  • Feb 144: Working Metals, Reshaping Matter Working Metals, Reshaping Matter • Focus: India
  • Scientific American, "Damascus Steels"
  • Turnbull, Maps Are Territories, Exh. 1
  • Feb 215: Feeding & Healing the Body Feeding and Healing the Body • Focus: Africa
  • Map projects DUE: Be prepared to share in class.
  • Feb 286: Mapping the Body and its Functions Mapping the Body and its Functions • Focus: Greece/Rome
  • Galen, On the Usefulness of the Parts of the Body (selections)
  • Mar 77: Retrospective I:  Early Science Retrospective I: Emergence of Early Science

    EMERGENCE OF "MODERN" SCIENCE
    Mar 148: Wonder & the Spirit of Investigation Wonder & the Spirit of Investigation
    Class meets in the Wangensteen Rare Book Room. Bio-Med Library, 5th floor.
    [ Spring Break ]==============================================
    Mar 289: Investigating Magnetism Investigating Magnetism
  • Gilbert, De Magnete (selections)
  • Apr 410: Investigating the Heart Investigating the Heart
  • William Harvey, De motu cordis (selections)
  • Apr 1111: Investigating the Cosmos -- Retrying Galileo Investigating the Cosmos: Retrying Galileo
  • Galileo, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems
  • Trial position statements DUE TUES. 4/9.
  • Apr 1812: Investigating Pressure -- From Water Pumps to the Vacuum Investigating Pressure: From Water Pumps to the Vacuum
  • Robert Boyle, New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall (selections)
  • Apr 2513: Investigating Color Investigating Color: Debating Newton's Opticks
  • Isaac Newton, Opticks (selections)
  • Rochester: Debate statements DUE TUES. 4/23.

  • RETROSPECTIVE
    May 214: The Grand Narrative The Grand Narrative • Focus: The Middle East
  • Turnbull, Maps Are Territories, Exh. 1, 4, 5, 10 [reprise]
  • May 915: The Not-So-Grand Narrative? The Not-So-Grand Narrative?
  • Merchant, "Mechanism as Power"
  • Journals and self-evaluations DUE.
  • May 16 Final Exam (elective—see Evaluation)

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    Instructor: Douglas Allchin: allchin@pclink.com || 651.603.8805