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The Culture of Science
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This lecture course explores changing conceptions of the universe and the body to introduce students to issues in the history, philosophy and culture of the natural sciences from the early modern period to the present day. We examine how science has been shaped as a body of knowledge and as an enterprise by ideological, political and social issues. Students are also introduced to models of scientific inquiry and ideas of objectivity, rationality, paradigm shifts, and progress.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 2B29 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated May 4, 2011 - 4:31 PM