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Course Home Page. Start here. At the home page of the main course website, you will find links to the Unit pages for each week of the course, and links to course information and various supporting or explanatory pages. (This page is one of those explanatory pages.) To go to the Home page, click the HOME link in the extreme upper left corner, or click the "History of Science" vertical banner in the upper left area to the left of the logo.

Course Home Page


Tip: To quickly find the Course home page, bookmark it in your browser. When you want to access the course from a computer where you don't have your bookmarks (e.g., a public computer), go to Google.com and search for "History of Science Online" (see below). Use quotation marks so that Google will search for the phrase rather than individual words. If you remember the quotation marks, then a link to the course home page will be one of the top links displayed.



Unit pages. Each week is devoted to a single unit, and the assignments have the same structure from one unit to the next (Weekly Assignments). A Unit page for each week outlines the topics and readings and other information for that unit. For example, the Unit page for Week 1 guides you through all the tasks that must be completed during that unit.

From any web page for a unit, click the logo in the upper left to go to the index or Unit page for that week. The "flat Earth" logo you see on this page will take you to the Course Info or syllabus page. By now you probably have also seen pages with an Earth from space icon and pages with a Stonehenge icon that link back to the Unit pages for the Orientation and for Week 1.

Sample Unit Page (for Week 4)


Course info: syllabus. The course syllabus and associated explanatory pages are accessed through a "Course Info" page. Click the "Course Info" link under the "History of Science Online" title at the top of any page to go to the Course Info page.

Course Info


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HSCI 3013. History of Science to 17th centuryCreative Commons license
Kerry Magruder, Instructor, 2004
Brent Purkaple, TA

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Many thanks to the pedagogical model developed in Mythology and Folklore and other online courses by Laura Gibbs, which have been an inspiration for this course.

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