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Fall 2017
Sep 26, 2021
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HIST 49400 - Science And Society In American Civilization
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines the development of science in the United States from colonial times to the present. Emphasis in the earlier periods is placed on comparison and contrast of the American scene with that of Europe. Subsequent treatment deals with industrialization, and maturation of the American scientific community, and the increasing social effects of science. Among those considered are the forces making for urbanization, for greater interdependence among science, industry and government, and for repercussions in intellectual affairs. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: History

Course Attributes:
S General Education, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      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. 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. 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 contribution of different social groups in science and society. 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.


Restrictions:
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Freshman: 15 - 29 hours
      Freshman: 0 - 14 hours

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