The Life Sciences since 1750
General Catalog Course Title:
The Life Sciences since 1750
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2012
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Saraiva, Tiago
Rodolfo Alaniz

This course will survey the development of the sciences of living nature from the mid-18th to the late-20th century. Topics include scientific and popular natural history, exploration and discovery, Darwin and evolution, cell theory, the organizational transformation of science, physiology and experimentalism, classical and molecular genetics, and the biomedical-industrial complex. Emphasis is on the formation of fundamental concepts and methods, long-term trends toward specialization, institutionalization, professionalization, and industrialization, and the place of the life sciences in modern societies.

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