|History 355||HIS 355|
|The History of Science from the Scientific Revolution to the Present Day||3 (3-0-0-0)|
A survey of the history of science from the Scientific Revolution to the present day. Topics include the Scientific Revolution; the progress of scientific thinking in Portugal, Spain, Italy, England, France, Scotland, the Netherlands, and Sweden to 1800; the evolution of Chemistry; theories on the origins of the earth; the role of the scientific academies; the emergence of the professional scientist; Darwin, evolution, and Social Darwinism; eugenics and heredity; the crisis between science and religion; the development of physics as a discipline; medicine in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century; biology and race; science and women; and big science.
Prerequisites: 2nd year standing required