HHS 130EV: Spring 2008

A History of Science and Technology: HoST

Daniel Newsome Presiding

335 Peirce – before class or by appointment

Email address:newsome231.09@kleos-clarus.org

Wed./Thurs. - 6:15 to 7:30 PM

Babio Center 110

 

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Last Update: 8/16/08 11:32 AM

Week

Dates

Topic

Assignment Links and Other Information

0

1/16-17

Intro and Creation

Assignment 0:  Intro and Genesis

1

1/23-24

Babylonian Cosmos

Assignment 1: Enuma elish and maybe Gilgamesh

2

1/30-31

Women, The Cave, and Math

Assignment 2: Pythagoras, Plato, numerism and numerology.

3

2/6-7

Greek Cosmos and Medicine

Assignment 3: Cosmology, Eratosthenes, Ptolemy, Galen, Plutarch, etc.

4

2/13-14

Atoms and New Worlds

Assignment 4: Plutarch, Lucretius, and Ogygia

5

2/20-21

Atoms and Elements

Assignment 5: Lucretius, Medieval Natural Philosophy. 

Short Exam on Wed.

6

2/27-28

Atoms and NeoPlatonic Aristotle

Assignment 6: Lucretius, Ibn Tufayl, Medieval Islamic Natural Philosophy

7

3/5-6 middle

World Ag. I

Assignment 7: Nitrogen, Crops, Corn, Maya, black powder

8

3/12-13

Circles and quadratics

Assignment 8: Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler, Digges

 

spring break

 

 

9

3/26-27

Motion and quadratics

Assignment 9: Galileo, atoms, Lucretius revisited, Boyle, Locke, HobbesÉ etc.

Project presentations on this week.  Here are the first presenters: Di Leonardo, Seth Gordon, Puertollano, , and Zebrowski.

10

4/2-3

Conic sections and quadratics

Assignment 10: Newton, Leibniz, Boyle, Hooke, etc.

Project presentations - Best, Ehlert, Craig Gordon, and Kuttner.

11

4/9-10

Ure, Engles, Haber, Hitler

Assignment 11: Industrial Revolution and more N fixing and explosives.

Project presentations - Choi, Kallberg, Mason, Nemeth, and Von Platten.

12

4/16-17

Smith, Malthus, Erasmus, Lamarck

Assignment 12: Darwin and geology and racism

Project presentations- Baez and Engel.

13

4/23-24

Anomaly or Reality?

Assignment 13: Einstein and Quantum Mechanics

Project presentations: Infante, Sun, Valle, and Vandersluis

 

Final

 

Ass14-Final Exam: HHS 130EV – Thursday, May 1st from 6pm-9pm in BC110, our normal classroom.  Here is a link to the exam schedule: link

Review materials have been added to the tops of each assignment page.

 

These are the books you should have:

 

1) LucretiusŐ On the Nature of the Universe (De rerum natura) (Penguin Classics) by Lucretius (Author), John Godwin (Introduction), Ronald E. Latham (Translator). Used copies start at under $3 online. There are numerous translations of this book and there is even an earlier Latham translation without the Godwin intro.

 

 2) McClellan, James E., and Harold Dorn. Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction. Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 19XX.  This one ought to be available at the bookstore.

 

 -All other class readings will be provided via this web site and/or the assignment page links. 

 

-Specific projects may require additional materials not contained in the library, which I will help you find or you can buy or get using Inter-Library Loan.