HISTORY OF WESTERN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom - France - Czech Republic
March 13-22, 2014
Intended to be a study of the nature of science as a way of knowing, the historical development of science as a discipline, and the history of scientific study of diversity, evolution, and inheritance. This course will provide a unique opportunity to study the history of biology and the roles played in that history by the world’s great European museums in the actual settings where most of the development occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visits include major natural history museums, botanical gardens, zoological gardens, and scientifically important historical sites in London, Paris, and Brno.
- British Museum of Natural History
- Down House where Darwin wrote “On the Origin of Species
- Abbey of St. Thomas where Mendel worked out the basics of classical genetics in his pea garden