HOS Undergraduate Concentration & Curriculum

Science and technology have had a tremendous impact on the modern world. Conceptions of nature-physical, vital, human-change through time, transforming political, social, and spiritual life. Historians of science study these developments, and try to understand how, in different times and places, human beings have made sense of their world (and tried to mobilize what they learned).

From Copernicus to the atom bomb, from Archimedes to Freud, the history of science investigates dramatic changes in scientific ideas, and unfolds their complex implications.

Concentration & Coursework

The duruo plant (Pollia japonica), woodblock printInterested in History of Science?

Contact Professor Katja Guenther.


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