Science in the 20th and 21st Century

History 285S.001

Spring 2010
Instructor: 
Lesch
Location: 
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Wed 4-6
CCN: 
39858
Units: 
Units

Research on the history of the sciences and their relations with technology and medicine since about 1880, with the goal of producing an article-length paper based largely on primary sources. Students will have wide latitude in choice of topic provided they have the requisite language or technical skills. The class will begin with discussion of examples of research in the field that represent a variety of problems and approaches and that exemplify the presentation of research findings as articles or chapters. Thereafter all effort will be directed to research and writing, with class meetings devoted to discussion of prospectuses, drafts, and the final version of the paper. If possible those wishing to take the course should consult with the instructor before the beginning of the spring semester.

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