Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.
- Scientific Knowledge
- Social Sciences
- Science and Technology
- Science and Power
- Critical Understanding of Modern Society
This course serves to provide an understanding both of science as an intellectual endeavor and of the contemporary world, a world profoundly and increasingly shaped by science. The course directly addresses a number of key questions. What is science? What is the nature of scientific knowledge? What is the relationship between scientific knowledge and other kinds of knowledge or belief, between science and technology, between science and power? Are scientists morally responsible for the applications and effects of their scientific research? Through a diversity of writings, the course will endeavor to provide conceptual tools and theories for answering these questions, and thereby also contribute to the development of a critical understanding of modern society.
Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses
Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.
- B1-5802 Philosophy (General)
- H1-99 Social sciences (General)
- JA1-92 Political science (General)
- Q1-390 Science (General)