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Humanities and Social Science elective
This course surveys the development of science from Antiquity to the modern times. We focus on a number of
selected topics, ranging from the mechanical worldview to particle physics, from the classification of species to
molecular biology, from the introduction of laboratory to the interaction between war and science. Our aim is to
explore how and why science came to its current form and status by addressing crucial discoveries and conceptual
breakthroughs, conditions and standards indispensable to scientific research, and principal mutual influences
between science and society.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


Course Information

  • Course Code: HPS280H1