BC2402: Science and Society | M. Carnes

Undergraduate Lecture
MW 11:40AM-12:55PM

This course explores the intersection of scientific ideas and society in three historical contexts:

  • The trial of Galileo by the Roman Inquisition in early 17th-century Europe, which examined the validity and implications of Galileo’s ideas on motion physics and astronomy
  • The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which sought an international accord to limit carbon emissions
  • The problem of obesity, diet, and cholesterol as debated by the CDC, USDA, and the U.S. Congress during the 1990s.

Because this course will be offered in an online format, it uses multiple active-learning strategies to promote student interaction and engagement. 

Link to Vergil
Note: only courses offered during the two previous semesters have active Vergil links.