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Great Courses: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

Thursday, March 22

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Thursday, March 22 from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center. No registration required. Through this course led by Dr. W. Bernard Carlson, you will come to appreciate how technology undergirds history, defining and shaping daily life, social structure, and how humans find meaning in the world. Dr. W. Bernard Carlson is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.


March 22 Lectures:

Telescopes and Microscopes. Learn how the development of optical technology drove the Scientific Revolution, setting the stage for Galileo and others to establish the scientific method of observation.

The Caravel and Celestial Navigation. Better ships, information about wind and currents, and new navigation techniques brought about remarkable political and economic change throughout Europe.

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