STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2005
Author(s)Jones, David S. (David Shumway)
The Rise of Modern Science
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This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will examine: What is science? How has science been practiced, and by whom? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science and society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, psychology, and computer science.
Science, technology, society, modern, seventeenth century, present, Europe, United States, practice, discoveries, progress, history, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, psychology, computer science