STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2005
History of Science
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This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the physical sciences to natural history and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on: deciphering different theoretical approaches; the pros and cons of different research questions, subjects, and sources of evidence; and what makes for good and interesting history of science.
history, science, darwin, galileo, goethe, mesmer, boyle, hobbes, einstein, bethe, oppenheimer, scientific revolution, victorian, philosophy, science in cultural context, imperialism, natural history, institutions, biomedical research, modern physics, post-war physics, scientific advancement, evolution