BSOC 2821

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This course aims to make comprehensible both to science majors and to students of the humanities the historical  structure and development of modern science and to show sciences as cultural phenomena. Changing perceptions of nature and human knowledge from Greek Antiquity to the twentieth century form the framework for current Western views of the world, while the roots of the present-day dominance of "science" as a symbol of progress and modernity lie in an alliance between knowledge of nature and power over nature that took shape in the nineteenth century after a long period of emergence. This course covers the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.  

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2820STS 2821

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt