2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 131 Topics in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

3 hours 

This course will introduce students to the scientific world. Each section will focus on a different topic in the history of science, technology, and medicine to introduce students to the development of scientific methods, theories, and thinking. Each section will use a variety of historical case studies covering several scientific, technological, and medical disciplines to illustrate the creation of scientific ideas, inventions and cures. Students will engage both primary documents and modern texts to gain the ability to speak coherently about the basis of scientific, technological, and medical claims and, moreover, their social issues in the modern world.




This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Individual and Society area of the Gen Ed Program.