This class introduces students to American science of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Topics include debates about evolution, science education, natural history, eugenics, the atomic bomb, human sexuality, environmentalism, and the biopolitics of race.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.
Satisfies a major requirement in History.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Medical Humanities.