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Liberal Arts Seminar: Science Vs Religion Trial Of Galileo & The Heliocentric Universe (HON-486)

Semester: Spring 2025
Number: 0083-486-003
Instructor: Edward Reno
Days: Monday Wednesday 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City
Credits: 3

Honors College students only.
Open To Sophomores,Juniors And Seniors

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Related Syllabi: Louise Geddes for Fall 2017*

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This course examines the emergence of the Heliocentric model in 16th and 17th century science.  After examining the origins of the Geocentric model in Ancient and Medieval philosophy, we will study the career and trials of the two most prominent defenders of the Heliocentric universe, Giordano Bruno and Galileo Galilei.

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