GSC 2208 - Science in Islam’s Golden Age
The Islamic Middle Ages’ (9th to 14th century) cosmopolitan and fostering environment initiated intense development of Muslim scholarship in science, technology and mathematics. In this course, we will review how the socio-political and religious culture of Muslims encouraged the preservation and adaptation of knowledge from earlier civilizations, such as Greek and Indian. This will be followed by a detailed exploration of how Muslims developed and expanded fields of inquiry and transmitted newly accumulated knowledge to Europe. Students will use simple hands-on activities to investigate basic scientific, technological and mathematical contributions of medieval Muslims.
McDaniel Plan: Scientific Inquiry with Embedded Lab
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