2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2024  
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HIST 33400 - Science And Society In Western Civilization II


Credit Hours: 3.00. This course considers Western science and society from the time of Newton to the present. Beginning with Copernicus to Newton, topics next include biological classification, modern chemistry, and the onset of the industrial revolution. For the nineteenth century the course stresses the maturation of biology. Darwinian evolution, the dynamic synthesis and electromagnetic studies, and the second industrial revolution. In the twentieth century, the course covers modern physics, the life sciences, the understanding of the universe, and the interaction between pure and applied science. The course concludes with some of the modern social and political problems which science caused by its success.Typically offered Fall Spring.


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