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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2008

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dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2008 2011-08-23T09:22:42Z 2011-08-23T09:22:42Z 2008-06
dc.identifier STS.003-Spring2008
dc.identifier.other STS.003
dc.identifier.other 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
dc.language.iso en-US
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dc.subject technology; en
dc.subject technology en
dc.subject society en
dc.subject modern en
dc.subject seventeenth century en
dc.subject present en
dc.subject discovery en
dc.subject progress en
dc.subject history en
dc.subject physics en
dc.subject chemistry en
dc.subject biology en
dc.subject genetics en
dc.subject geology en
dc.subject medicine en
dc.subject psychology en
dc.subject computer science en
dc.subject race en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.subject scientific revolution en
dc.subject warfare en
dc.subject evolution en
dc.subject Freud en
dc.subject Einstein en
dc.subject Darwin en
dc.subject experiment en
dc.subject eugenics en
dc.subject technology and society en
dc.subject policy en
dc.title STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2008 en
dc.title.alternative The Rise of Modern Science en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 540104 en
dc.subject.cip History and Philosophy of Science and Technology en 2011-08-23T09:22:43Z

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