History of Science in Islam

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Course Title
History of Science in Islam
Course Description
The course consists of four units. In the first unit, we elaborate on introductory aspects related to history of science in general and the science in the context of Islamic Culture in particular. This unit includes: nature of human knowledge, the term science and scientific method, significance of the recent concern of studying history of science, scientific achievements of ancient nations and the cultural context of the scientific accomplishments of the intellectuals of the Islamic Culture. The second unit is devoted to the achievements of the scientists of this culture in medical sciences and prominent figures in these fields. In the third unit, we concentrate on the field of natural sciences, mathematics and prominent figures in these fields in the context of the Islamic Culture. Last, we discuss, in the fourth unit, agricultural endeavors in the Islamic culture in addition to the impact of this culture on the scientific progress in Europe.
Course Type
Fall, Spring, Summer