Leonardo and the Science of Art, taught by Dr. Meredith Gill, Dept. of Art History, explores the career and works of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) with a view to examining how he pursued art and science as ways to understand the world and the human place in it. A major aim of this class will be to consider the question: can we separate art from science as a form of knowledge? By the end of the course, my goal is that you will have attained not only a rich and detailed understanding of the place of art and science in a dynamic and influential period in European history but also that you will have produced your own creative responses to problems inspired by Leonardo. An aim of the course is that you will be able to communicate and apply your knowledge as well as these skills to contemporary issues and into the future.