Science and Society

History 30

Spring 2013
289 Cory
Day & Time: 
MWF 9-10A
  • Note new room.
  • Scientific thought and society have always been interwoven.  In this course, you will explore the various facets of this interrelationship, from deciding what counts as science to the ways that science has shaped and been shaped by the social, political, economic, religious, and natural environments it sits within. The focus for the course is providing historical grounding to the contemporary relationship between science and society.

Course Books

Making Modern Science: A historical survey by Bowler, Peter J. and Morus, Iwan Rhys The University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226068619 Required