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Fall 2017
Jun 17, 2024
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HIST 35000 - Science And Society In The Twentieth Century World
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introductory survey emphasizing cultural contexts, relationships with other institutions, and the lives of major figures. Covering selected major achievements as well as the problems these generate. Neither science nor engineering background is required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: History

Course Attributes:
S General Education, GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Humanities, UC-Science, Tech & Society, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Examine, interpret, and explain how personal, political, cultural, economic, and social experiences and/or structures shaped the history of science and society during the Twentieth Century. 2. Analyze data using historical methodologies to evaluate causal arguments and analyze assertions, assumptions, and explanatory evidence related to the history of science and society during the Twentieth Century. 3. Investigate the diversity of human experience within Western culture, considering, for example, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture, disability, and social class, and appreciate the contributions of different social groups in science and society during the Twentieth Century. 4. Identify and explain the major themes of the history of science and write about the role of science in society and social implications of science during the Twentieth Century.

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