Science at the Crossroads: From Darwin to Quantum Physics

HIST 1978G S01 [CRN: 25181]

This course will look closely at the dramatic developments that fundamentally challenged Western Science between 1859 and the advent of the Second World War in the 1930s. Its primary focus will be on a variety of texts written in an effort to understand and interpret the meanings of fundamentally new ideas including from the biological side--evolutionary theory, genetic theory, and eugenics; from the physical side relativity theory, and quantum mechanics. The class should be equally accessible to students whose primary interests lie in the sciences and those who are working in the humanities. Enrollment limited to 20. M
Course Syllabus
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
20
Primary Instructor
Meetings
3:00 pm - 5:20 pm Wed - from Jan 22, 2014 to Feb 4, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:20 pm Wed - from Feb 5, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
14 (May 12, 2014 9:00am)