The Philosophers' Stone: Alchemy From Antiquity to Harry Potter

HIST 0150B S01 [CRN: 24638]

As a set of ideas and practices, alchemy has a long, rich history in China, Roman Egypt, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S.. From late antiquity to the present, alchemists have transformed matter in order to understand nature, make things (including elixirs and gold), and explore connections between the natural and the supernatural. The history of alchemy offers a point of entry into science, magic, medicine, gender, religion, and cultural images of the sage, fool, and fraud. HIST 0150 courses introduce students to methods of historical analysis, interpretation, and argument. This class presumes no previous history courses. E
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
06 (May 8, 2014 2:00pm)