HPS 311 Origins, Evolution, and Creation. (3) F
Examines scientific, mythic, and religious ideas relating to origins (particularly human). Place of antievolutionism and scientific creationism in American culture. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as BIO 344/HUM 371/REL 383. Credit is allowed for only BIO 344 or HPS 311 or HUM 371 or REL 383.
HPS 322 History of Science. (3) A
Development and application of scientific thinking from ancient times through the 17th century. General Studies: HU, H.
HPS 323 History of Science. (3) N
Development and application of scientific thinking from the 18th century to the present. General Studies: HU, H.
HPS 325 History of Chinese Science. (3) N
Explores development of traditional Chinese science in the context of Chinese thought and society and in comparison with developments elsewhere. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as HIS 309. Credit is allowed for only HIS 309 or HPS 325.
HPS 330 History of Biology: Conflicts and Controversies. (3) A
Focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries, considering biology as a discipline, evolution, and problems of heredity, development, and cell theory. Cross-listed as BIO 316. Credit is allowed for only BIO 316 or HPS 330. General Studies: H.
HPS 331 History of Medicine. (3) A
Scientific study of the human body, changing theories of disease, evolution of practical opinions on treatment, and the emerging institutionalization of medical practice. Cross-listed as BIO 318. Credit is allowed for only BIO 318 or HPS 331. General Studies: H.
HPS 332 The Darwinian Revolution. (3) S
Intellectual and cultural history of Darwinism and modern evolutionary theory and their impact on 19th- and 20th-century thought. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as BIO 346/HUM 372. Credit is allowed for only BIO 346 or HPS 332 or HUM 372.
HPS 402 Technology, Society, and Human Values. (3) A
Values that motivate humankind to create technology. Areas of conflict and resolution of conflict between values and technology. Readings and discussions with visiting lecturers. Prerequisite: junior standing.
HPS 410 Professional Values in Science. (23) A
Considers issues related to values in science such as collaboration, finances, legal issues, media, mentoring, ownership of ideas, scientific integrity. Discussion, student projects. Cross-listed as BIO 416. Credit is allowed for only BIO 416 or HPS 410. General Studies: L.
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