Fall 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY.
This is a research-intensive seminar for PhD students working in, or interested in working in, history and philosophy of science, scientific humanities, or social and cultural studies of science, where science is broadly understood to include engineering, technology, and medicine. In particular, the focus of the course will be the role of human values in science and the role of science in democratic society. The course will be divided into two parts: In part 1, we will cover methods and frameworks for studying science historically, philosophical, humanistically, or socio-culturally, and for thinking about the interactions of science, values, and democracy. Part 2 will be organized around students' research projects.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Research project - 8000 word paper, plus related assignments and presentations.