Science in the U.S.
General Catalog Course Title:
Science in the U.S.
Terms Offered:
Fall 2013
Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Fall 2010

This course covers the history of science in the U.S. from the colonial period up to the present. We focus on the unique situation of the sciences within the changing U.S. context, emphasizing debates over the place of science in intellectual, cultural, religious, and political life. As we examine the mutual shaping of national experience and scientific developments, we will also trace the emergence of institutions for the pursuit of scientific knowledge, with special attention to the relationships between science and technology and between science and the state. We will explore a large number of local examples (California geology, Ernest Lawrence, Silicon Valley, and lots on UC Berkeley).

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