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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 295-02 - Special Topic: Science and Society: From the Age of Newton to the Age of Darwin

4 credits (Spring)
This course examines the rise of modern science in Europe and the Americas over roughly two centuries (c. 1660-1880), a key period when science not only emerged as the most authoritative form of knowledge, but also began to transform the very fabric of western society. Accordingly, we will explore how revolutionary developments in the physical, biological and human sciences were connected to profound changes in the social and political world, such as the Enlightenment, the industrial revolution, new forms of imperialism and statecraft, religious debates, democratization, and the growing emphasis on racial and sexual difference.

Prerequisite: HIS 100 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Guenther