2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HON 250HP - Magic, Science and Religion from Antiquity to the Scientific Revolution

(4 credits) (NWCore option under Historical Perspectives)
This course explores two problems that engage the disciplines of history and philosophy: (1) the nature of magic as a theoretical and practical world view that was dominant in pre-modern Europe and (2) the origin and development of science from ancient and medieval natural philosophy to the scientific revolution of the early modern period. Further, both of these phenomena are inseparable from religion, and consequently the course also attends carefully to how the church responded to both magic and science in three historical periods: antiquity, the middle ages, and early modern Europe.

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors Program.