Science and Society

History 30

Spring 2014
160 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
MWF 2-3P

Science as we know is the product of a historical process. This course examines the relationship of science and society from antiquity to the present. We will trace theories and thoughts about the natural world through ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the modern era. During the course, we will explore the development of the concept of science as practiced and understood in our culture today, the historical role of science, and its relationship with society, culture, politics, economy, religion, and the environment through lectures, readings, and discussions.

Course Books

A History of Science in Society: A Reader by Ede, Andrew and Cormack, Lesley B. Broadview Press. ISBN: 9781551117706 Required
A History of Science and Society: From Philosophy to Utility by Ede, Andrew and Cormack, Lesley B. University of Toronto Press. ISBN: 9781442604469 Required