Columbia

HIST BC3388: Introduction to History of Science since 1800 | D. Coen

Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:10 – 2:25

3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).

How has modern science acquired its power to explain and control the world? What are the limits of that power? Topics: the origins of scientific institutions and values; the rise of evolutionary thought and Darwin’s impact; the significance of Einstein’s physics; ecology and environmental politics; the dilemmas of scientific warfare.

Posted in: 2015 Fall Undergraduate, ALL


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