Fall 2016 Science and Society in Modern America
History, as HIST-214
Formerly listed as: HIST-68
Course (Login required) Faculty John W. Servos (Section 01) Description
[US] A survey of the social, political, and institutional development of science in America from the Civil War to the present. Emphasis will be on explaining how the United States moved from the periphery to the center of international scientific life. Topics will include the professionalization of science; roles of scientists in industry, education, and government; ideologies of basic research; and the response of American scientists to the two world wars, the Depression, and the Cold War. Two class meetings per week.
Fall semester. Professor Servos.
Keywords Attention to Writing Course times and locations HIST 214 - L/D Section 01 M 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 203 W 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM CHAP 203 Textbooks
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ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
978-0226306254 Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007 Greenberg, Daniel S. Amherst Books TBD
978-0385336109 Intuition: A Novel New York: Dial Press, 2006 Goodman, Allegra Amherst Books TBD
978-0451530868 Arrowsmith San Diego: Hartcourt Brace, 1990 Lewis, Sinclair Amherst Books TBD
9780465075102 Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion Basic Books Edward J. Larson Amherst Books From $4.98-$23.95
978-0674666566 The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987 Kevles, Daniel J. Amherst Books TBD
978-0801857485 The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age New York: Basic Books, 1985 McDougall, Walter A. Amherst Books TBD
978-0805065893 Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller New York: Henry Holt and Co, 2002 Herken, Gregg Amherst Books TBD
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