Survey of History of Science Since 1750

HPSC-X407 — Spring 2021

Instructor
Sander Gliboff
Course Description
This course provides an advanced introduction to the history of the modern sciences. It emphasizes recent secondary literature as it surveys key events in the physical, biological, medical, environmental and human sciences, along with the variety of historians’ approaches to them. Overarching themes include the history of scientific ideas, science in national and international contexts, and scientific disciplines and institutions. Intended for advanced undergraduates. Meets with X507, which is for MA- and beginning PhD students, including students in the 4 + 1 BA/MA program. There are no particular prerequisites, but knowledge of modern science or modern European or American history will be helpful.