Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world.
Trace the roots of modern science! How did the science of today come about? What constitutes ‘modern’ science? How does science relate to religion? Answer these questions and more with this course that travels back in time to the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution to explore the roots of modern science. In this course you will critically explore the history of science, challenging established simplistic narratives of how science has developed. You will also examine modern scientific methods, the relationship between science, religion and secularism, and, if you work in science, consider the origins of our own discipline.
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