History and Philosophy Of Science | Survey of History of Science Since 1750
X407 | 3060 | J. Capshew/ S. Gliboff

This course provides an introduction and survey of the history of
Western science since 1750.  Designed to sample the rich secondary
literature (with excursions into primary sources), the course will
consider the physical, biological, and social sciences.  Each week
class participants will take up a book or other reading for critical
analysis.  After brief remarks by the instructor, participants will
discuss the book's aims, methodology, and content, as well as place
it within the scholarly tradition.  It is hoped that students will
not only gain wide familiarity with the construction of modern
science, but also a deeper appreciation of its historiography.