Science in the Making: Thinking Historically About Science|
Fall 2015 not offered
|Certificates: The Study of Education|
This course introduces students to a range of perspectives--drawn from history, sociology, anthropology, geography, media studies, and literary studies, among others--on how to write about the history of science. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding the relationship between the histories of science we can tell and the materials that our histories draw upon, from publications and archival documents to oral histories, material culture, and film. In addition to reading academic literature, students will gain practical experience working with historical sources and conducting original research. They will also familiarize themselves with new digital tools for presenting historical materials by developing a course website that showcases their research projects.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Thomas Kuhn, THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)
Sharon Traweek, BEAMTIMES AND LIFETIMES: THE WORLD OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICISTS (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988)
Gerald Geison, THE PRIVATE SCIENCE OF LOUIS PASTEUR (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)
Gregg Mitman, REEL NATURE: AMERICA'S ROMANCE WITH WILDLIFE ON FILM (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000).
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Students will submit several brief essays throughout the semester.
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