TSES 2305 V - Ancient Science and Technology

Full credit course
The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

Development of science and technology in the ancient world and their practical application. The craftsman and artisan in society; the attitude of intellectuals to science and manual labour. Effects of the institution of slavery. Suitable for students with no previous knowledge of Greece or Rome. Also listed as CLCV 2305. Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or equivalent.

CRN for section V: 35259 (Fall term)
CRN for section V: 15112 (Winter term)

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 35269 (Fall)
CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 15113 (Winter)

In-class lecture time & location:
Fall: Tuesdays, 5:35pm to 7:25pm, C264 LA
Winter: Tuesdays, 5:35pm to 7:25pm, 103 SC

Instructor: George Harrison

George Harrison

About the instructor: Ancient Science and Technology is not just about antiquity. It speaks directly to and potentially suggests solutions to contemporary issues, such as producing, storing, and transporting food, population crisis, climate change, reproductive rights, deforestation, and intergovernmental diplomacy, among many others.

I have contributed 'white papers' to International Congresses of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food, an umbrella organization of UNESCO, and so I am very aware that sometimes when grappling with current issues, it can be productive to pull back and examine them through the safe lens of antiquity.

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