Scientific Literature: Historical and Social Contexts


Survey of 7,000 years of technical and scientific literature in Western culture, concentrating on excerpts from classic, revolutionary works by major Western philosophers and scientists. Exploration and analysis include the process of technological and scientific revolutions at key points in Western culture; the social conditions that contributed to and resulted from major scientific and technical advances; and the application of those insights to practical situations that students face in their technical areas. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL121 or ENL201. (Science, Technology and Society, Writing Enriched) Fall Only.