Course Information

STS2243 Physics and Society

Credits: 3.00

This course examines the historically contingent relationship between physical knowledge and society, from ancient Greece to the present. Investigations include how scientific knowledge is constructed locally and the impact of sociocultural factors on such knowledge. The course also examines the conceptual foundation of physics, its history, and how physics has influenced culture and society over two millennia.

Prerequisite: Completion of first year writing requirements