History of Science

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.)

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MIT Course Number

STS.310

As Taught In

Fall 2005

Level

Graduate

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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.

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Jones, David. STS.310 History of Science, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/sts-310-history-of-science-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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