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Woodruff T Sullivan
HIST 313
Seattle Campus

Science in Civilization: Physics and Astrophysics Since 1850

Organization and pursuit of the physical and astrophysical sciences, focusing on the major unifying principles of physics and astronomy and the social and cultural settings in which they were created. Offered: jointly with ASTR 313.

Class description

The history of physics and astronomy from ~1800 to ~1940. The social, intellectual, political, and philosophical aspects of the development of the physical sciences during this period. Biographical aspects of leading scientists during this period.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction


Recommended preparation

No specific courses, but at least third-year status.

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Woodruff T Sullivan
Date: 02/08/2008