Science/Revolution/Modernity

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Critical Social Thought
Course Number: 
248
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Introduces critical analysis of science and technology by tracing the historiography of the Scientific Revolution. The significance of this extended intellectual episode has been assessed in radically different ways throughout the intervening centuries. As such, it provides a fertile ground on which to pose and answer important questions about science and its role in society. What does it mean to regard science as 'revolutionary'? How are scientific developments shaped by, and how do they shape, the social, economic, and political worlds in which they are embedded? How is our contemporary understanding of science and technology influenced by the stories we tell about the past?
Comments: 
This course is limited to the sophomore and junior classes.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Gateway course for minor in Conceptual Foundations of Science
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
99155,98769
https://wadv1.mtholyoke.edu/wadvg/mhc?TYPE=P&PID=ST-XWSTS12A
Schedule #: 
99155

Course Sections

Science/Revolution/Modernity
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 William Cotter wdcotter@mtholyoke.edu MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Clapp Laboratory 203