Science and Society

History 30

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
160 Kroeber
Day & Time: 
Tue/Thu 12:30–2pm
Class Number: 
21634
Units: 
4

Science as we know is the product of a historical process. In this course, we will explore the emergence of its concepts, practices, goals, and cognitive authority by surveying its roots in their social and cultural setting. We will trace the development of conceptions of the natural world from antiquity through the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment and up to the modern age. All the sciences fall within our purview, from their early forms up to today.

In this fall semester, we will focus at the origin of Modern Science.