University of Calgary

STAS 327 - Science In Society - Winter 2016

A case study analysis of the practice of science as a human activity. The theories linking the emergence of modern science to western culture are considered. An analysis of ideas of the social structure of scientific activity including: the role of examples in forming scientific theories, the value system of scientists in both basic research and applied research environments, "individual genius" vs multiple discovery, and the influence of "leading" figures. The linkages of scientific activity with other cultural dimensions are explored and the bases for formulation of "science policy" are considered.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • This course may not be offered every year.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2017.
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