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ITB 218 - History of Science and Technology

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to contribute the students to comprehend the answers of the following questions properly:
1. What, if anything, was revolutionary about early modern changes in the science and technology?
2. 2. In this perspective, How did the science and technology come to have authority over human progress?
3. 3. How did the science and technology become a central part of public life?

Course Description

Paleolithic and Neolithic societies, Science before the 13th century, The Islamic world in its scientific heyday, Scientific traditions in China through the Ming period, Late-medieval Europe, Why not the Islamic world or China? - Why Europe?, Introduction to the Scientific Revolution - Scientific institutions and the birth of modern experiment, Cartesians, Newtonians, and the legacy for the 18th century, Industrialization and science, Roots of evolutionary theory, European imperialism and the sciences of race, Introduction to modernism, From classical to modern physics, Science and 20th-century - Making and using the atomic bomb

Course Coordinator
Saltuk Duran
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