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STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2005

A pharmaceutical laboratory at Howard University, Washington, D.C., circa 1900.
Science as knowledge production: a pharmaceutical laboratory at Howard University, Washington, D.C., circa 1900. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-35750.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete reading list.

Course Description

This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the physical sciences to natural history and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on: deciphering different theoretical approaches; the pros and cons of different research questions, subjects, and sources of evidence; and what makes for good and interesting history of science.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. David Jones

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Eight sessions for 15 weeks
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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