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GRMN 115

Science and Technology in the Modern World

The German-speaking world, known today for its ecological awareness, was also the origin of much of the modern science and technology which dominates the structure and thinking of our contemporary lifeworld: from public health to heroin, from automobiles to sustainability, from the theory of relativity to the 'science' of race and sexuality. In this class, we will discuss various topics in the history of selected disciplines of natural science in modern times against the backdrop of their social and cultural contexts along with the moral issues they raise. Students will learn to see and evaluate the rise of natural science and technology as part of wider cultural developments of modernity. Course offered in English.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Global Learning 1 course