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Fall 2011
Nov 22, 2018
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JUDS 0050D - Astrology, Magic, and Science
What did the universe look like before modern science? How did Christians, Muslims, and Jews imagine the natural world and humanity's place in it? Astrology, magic, and science played important roles in medieval attempts to explain the origins of the universe and the forces that govern the world. They sometimes challenged religious authority by competing with it as sources of truth. We will examine the interrelationship of astrology, magic, science, and religion in Western culture from the medieval to the early modern period and the permeable boundaries among them. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS WRIT
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Judaic Studies Department

Course Attributes:
First Year Seminar, Writing - Designated Courses

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