Galileo and the Scientific Renaissance

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Galileo and the Scientific Renaissance

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Mandatory Lab Fee Required

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Galileo Galilei was one of the founding fathers of the modern scientific world, living and working for the larger portion of his life in Florence under the protection of the ruling Medici family. His life and works are a landmark in the history of science. What did he do and why is it so important? This course is designed to introduce the students to the intellectual ferment of the Renaissance which produced the revolutionary figure of Galileo. Both the works of Galileo and his contemporaries will be examined. Visits to the Science Museum of Florence and other scientific institutions form an integral part of this course.

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