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Social and Cultural Practices of Science
FGSS 200
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 207

Historians have traditionally construed scientific knowledge as achieved and assessed by individual knowers. Some recent theorists have instead placed greater emphasis upon the epistemic significance of scientific communities, disciplines, or practices and taken seriously the social and cultural context of scientific research. This course looks closely at some of the issues that have been most important for scholars studying scientific work, including feminist science studies; differences between experimental, field, and theoretical science; career trajectories in science; connections between science and its various "publics"; the politics of scientific expertise; the globalization of science; and conceptual exchange between sciences and other discursive practices. The concept of the social will also receive critical attention in its purported contrasts to what is individual, natural, rational, or cultural.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
This course emphasizes writing as a skill as well as a mechanism for exploring the subject matter of the course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS FGSS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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