his458 | undergraduate

History Of Human Discovery

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Students in an undergraduate program are already familiar with the names and events commonly taught in basic history and culture courses. This course highlights the individuals who, influenced by their cultural patterns and values, are responsible for the development of our civilization. Focusing on certain pivotal inventions, namely the clock, the compass, the telescope the microscope, and the printing press and movable type, students analyze the continuing human need for discovery and its reciprocal relationship with culture and the development of civilization. This course explores the nature of time, inventors and inventions, the limits of science, and the nature of information in today's world.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Seeing the Universe

    • Analyze the traditions that were challenged by advances in astronomy.
    • Describe how the telescope changed our relationship with nature.

    Construction of Time

    • Explain how the ability to measure time influences human behavior.
    • Describe the need of humankind to understand our relationship with nature.
    • Explain the purpose of measuring time.

    Seeing the Invisible

    • Describe how the microscope changed our relationship with nature.
    • Analyze the traditions that were challenged by advances in natural sciences.

    Exploring Beyond the Boundaries

    • Describe the idea of the illusion of knowledge.

    • Explain the technological challenges of exploration that preceded the Age of Discovery.

    • Analyze the economic, political, and cultural movements that prepared Europe to move beyond its borders.

    The Spread of Knowledge

    • Relate the printing press to the spread of knowledge.
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