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PHIL 271: Special Topics - Ancient Greek Science

Course description

The ancient Greeks developed scientific theories that were influential for over a thousand years.  Their worldview was different from ours, but they sought to explain some of the same phenomena that we grapple with today.  In this course, we’ll study ancient Greek theories and methodologies in physics, astronomy, mathematics, meteorology, cosmology, astrology, and geography.  No prior training in philosophy, classics, math, or science is necessary.

Course Assessments

Class participation
Final creative project
Other assignments TBD