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History (HIST)

HIST 123 (GH) History of Science II (3) A history of science and culture from the scientific revolution to the present.

HIST 123 History of Science II (3)

HIST 123 examines the intellectual, social, and cultural history of science from the Scientific Revolution to the present. The course covers a range of theoretical and applied disciplines, including engineering and medicine. In addition to major discoveries and new ideas, methods, and tools, the course examines the effect of social conditions on science as well as the impact science has had on society. Scientific developments in the Western world, broadly defined, constitute the organizing framework of the course, but the course also examines science in non-Western cultures.


General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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