Histories of Science and Technology


This course introduces students to methods in the history of science and technology, with attention to global and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to various historical approaches, readings may also include work in ethnography, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, Science & Technology Studies (STS), environmental studies, and other related fields. Particular emphasis will be placed on understandings of materials and material agency, as well as situating a range of themes central to modern science and technology—such as quantification, innovation, infrastructure, and information—within broader historical contexts. Instructor: Hepler-Smith
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • STS
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 549S
  • SCISOC 549S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring