Teaching and Research: Syllabus Project

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Introduction to the History of Science.
Read commentary on the teaching philosophy behind the course, and find out how to re-try Galileo. Will the students of HSCI 1814 declare him a heretic? By Douglas Allchin. The more modern companion course, HSCI 1815, can be found at this link.


Medicine and Society, a survey of the history of medicine for a general education audience, by William Eamon.


God and Nature, an honors course for lower-division students, by William Eamon.


Older Noteworthy Web Syllabi

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The Millennium: Technology and Its Critics
Pamela E. Mack
The twentieth century has sometimes been called the century of technology, but in fact technology has been a central transformative force in history not just in the 20th century but in the last millennium (in a way that is different from the role of technology in history before that time). The goal of this class is to use the coming of the millennium as a structure to look back on the impact of technology on our lives and our world. The course will examine key steps in the development of modern technology during the last millennium, and also read critics of technology not just today but in previous centuries. The goal is to put optimistic and pessimistic predictions for the role of technology in the next millennium into a historical and cultural context.


Historical Study A34: Medicine and Society in America
Allan M. Brandt and Nick King


HSCI 3013: History of Science to the Age of Newton
Professor Katherine Pandora
History of Science
University of Oklahoma
This site is an example of first efforts to use FrontPage to construct a Web site. The aim was in using weblinks to customize and amplify the course material, and to offer students a different format (from reading, lecture, and discussion) to explore aspects of the course topics.


Various online syllabi, including "The Scientific Revolution: Primary Sources"
Professor Robert A. Hatch
Department of History
University of Florida
This site includes a syllabus for the History of Science, Origins to Newton. It also contains links (by means of a Navigation Bar) to on-site materials on the "Scientific Revolution", "The Chief Systems of the World" (using animated gifs and 3D Shockwave movies), as well as Teaching Resources (for assistance in Reading, Writing, Studying, Note-Taking, and preparing In-Class & Take-Home Essay Exams).


Compilations of Notable Syllabi:

List Compiled by H-Sci-Med-Tech (an email discussion group)

American Institute of Physics (AIP) Noteworthy History of Physics Syllabi

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