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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2009

HIS 322M • History of Modern Science

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38975 -TBA


Course Description

In this course, we will survey the development of modern science from the time of Isaac Newton to the present, and will examine the growth of scientific ideas and institutions and their changing place in Western society.

Grading Policy

Grades will be based on two essay exams (25% each), a short paper on a topic to be assigned (20%), and a final exam (30%).


Books (tentative list): Thomas L. Hankins, SCIENCE AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT Thomas S. Kuhn, THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS Charles Darwin, ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES (ed. J. W. Burrow) Banesh Hoffmann, ALBERT EINSTEIN: CREATOR AND REBEL James D. Watson, THE DOUBLE HELIX (ed. Gunther S. Stent) plus a course packet


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