Spring 2017 - Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance colloquia

Spring 2017 HC 424H/441H: Science and Culture

Professor: Gregory Bothun & John Nicols

4 credits

•  CRN 37081: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 14:00 – 15:50 @ Price Commons Science Library B42

Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: a Science Colloquium and an Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance (IP) multicultural class. If you have already taken a Science Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an IP multicultural class.

This course will focus on the historical development of science in the context of embedded culture and how that affects or creates the ability for knowledge to be transmitted from one generation to the next. Fundamental to this approach is examining the cultural conditions that must exist before scientific theory is accepted and along those lines, evaluating whether or not a Scientific Revolution actually occurred in a way that affects cultural behavior. Read More