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GRADUATE PROGRAM IN HISTORY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AND TECHNOLOGY

GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

History 200O is offered every year, in Fall or Winter quarter; other graduate course offerings vary from year to year depending on faculty commitments and student interest.  The following syllabi will give an idea of our course offerings, but topics and readings will be revised every year.

    • 200O – The Historiography of Science 
      • The Historiography of Modern Science, Technology and Medicine – Soraya de Chadarevian
      • Historiography of Science: Early Modern Period – Mary Terrall
    • 201D
      • The Enlightenment 1680 – 1780 – Margaret Jacob
    • 201O – Topics in History: Science/Technology (topics vary)
      • Science and Human Variation in History – Soraya de Chadarevian
    • 297A/B – Seminars in History of Science
      • History of the Book – Mary Terrall
      • Histories of Objectivity: Science, Measurement, Antipolitics – Ted Porter

 

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

History of Science graduate students work as teaching assistants in the lower-division History 3 series, offered annually.

    • 3A
      • Introduction to History of Science: Renaissance to 1800 – Mary Terrall/Amir Alexander
    • 3C
      • Introduction to History of Science: Science and Technology from Darwin to Genomics – Ted Porter/Soraya de Chadarevian
    • 3D
      • The History of Medicine – Robert Frank
    • 97I
  • Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in History of Science/Technology: Madness, Asylums, and Career of Eugenics – Ted Porter
  • The Deepest Order of the Universe: Mathematics and Culture from Pythagoras to Computers – Amir Alexander
    • 97C
      • Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History: Freemasonry, Civil Society, and Democracy in 18th-Century Europe and America – Margaret Jacob
    • 179C
      • Medicine and Society in 20th-Century America ­– Marcia Meldrum
    • 180A – Topics in History of Science
      • The Deepest Order of the Universe: Mathematics and Culture from Pythagoras to Computers – Amir Alexander
      • Science and Religion from Copernicus to Darwin – Amir Alexander
      • Life Sciences Before Biology, 1500-1800 – Mary Terrall
    • 182 – Honors Seminar
      • Scientific Knowledge and the Making of the Industrial West – Margaret Jacob
    • 191I
  • Capstone Seminar: History -- Science/Technology: Books, Readers, and Sciences in 18th-Century England – Mary Terrall