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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 330 (W) Science Studies (1)

This course analyzes the scientific enterprise. We shall see how different disciplines from the humanities and social sciences (history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology) can be used to illuminate different aspects of science. Topics include: logical positivism, the social construction of scientific knowledge, interest theory, entity realism, skills and practices in science, gender and science and ethnomethodological approaches to studying science. Previous knowledge of a science is helpful.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Jackson