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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2008

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dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2008 en_US 2008-06
dc.identifier STS.003-Spring2008
dc.identifier local: STS.003
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-214eb0bf5aef05e9d5ff05158b00991c
dc.description.abstract This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based on the one originally designed and taught by Prof. David Jones. His Spring 2005 version can be viewed by following the link under Archived Courses on the right side of this page. en_US
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dc.subject technology; en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject society en_US
dc.subject modern en_US
dc.subject seventeenth century en_US
dc.subject present en_US
dc.subject discovery en_US
dc.subject progress en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.subject physics en_US
dc.subject chemistry en_US
dc.subject biology en_US
dc.subject genetics en_US
dc.subject geology en_US
dc.subject medicine en_US
dc.subject psychology en_US
dc.subject computer science en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject scientific revolution en_US
dc.subject warfare en_US
dc.subject evolution en_US
dc.subject Freud en_US
dc.subject Einstein en_US
dc.subject Darwin en_US
dc.subject experiment en_US
dc.subject eugenics en_US
dc.subject technology and society en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.title STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2008 en_US
dc.title.alternative The Rise of Modern Science en_US

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