History of Science and Technology (HSS 201)seeks to enhance students’ understanding of science and its relationship to social concerns throughout history. The course will offer both thematic and chronological approaches to the evolution of science in various societies from the antiquity to modern times. Historical periods covered include: ancient civilizations (e.g. Greece, Egypt, India, Babylon, China, etc.), the Renaissance, 17th century scientific revolution, the Enlightenment, the 19th/20th/21st centuries
This course introduces students to foundational concepts in the philosophy of science. It asks the question of the relationship of philosophy to science and technology throughout history, examines some examples of encounters between science and philosophy with an emphasis on their social and political context and encourages students to exercise their own judgement on contemporary issues in philosophy of science.
- Teaching coordinator: Jonathan Chalier