CP325 Epoch-Making Events in Science

General Education    credits: 3


This course examines selected great ideas from science, the environments from which they arose, the people involved, and their impacts upon contemporary and succeeding generations. Interactions of scientific thought with prevailing philosophical and religious outlooks are considered. Among the ideas and epochs discussed are: the birth of the scientific tradition, the Copernican revolution, Darwin’s theory of evolution, and the Big Bang. This course includes discussion of the religious implications of science, as unfolded in the controversies surrounding Galileo and Darwin. Prerequisites: CP250 and one Lab science.

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