History & Philosophy of Science Minor; Science & Technology Studies

(College of Letters and Science)

Colin Milburn, Ph.D., Program Director

Advising Office. 101 Young Hall; stsadvising@ucdavis.edu

Committee in Charge. http://sts.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/minor

The interdisciplinary minor in the history and philosophy of science invites students to examine historical and contemporary problems in a variety of scientific disciplines, and to explore concepts and procedures basic to science and how they have evolved. The minor is sponsored by the Program in Science and Technology Studies.

Minor Advisor. 101 Young Hall, stsadvising@ucdavis.edu.

Faculty Advisor. The current Director of STS is also available for advising by appointment.

History and Philosophy of Science
Units: 24
PHI 030
Introduction to Philosophy of Science (Active)
4
Choose five courses from those listed below; one course must be from each of three areas:
20
(a) History
 
HIS 135A
History of Science to the 18th Century (Active)
4
HIS 135B
History of Science, 18th to 20th Centuries (Active)
4
HIS 136
Scientific Revolution (Active)
4
HIS 139A
Medieval and Renaissance Medicine (Active)
4
HIS 139B
Medicine, Society, and Culture in Modern Europe (Active)
4
HIS 185A
History of Science in America (Active)
4
HIS 185B
History of Technology in America (Active)
4
HIS 138A
The Rise of the Russian Empire, 1304-1825 (Active)
4
(b) Philosophy
 
PHI 107
Philosophy of the Physical Sciences (Active)
4
PHI 108
Philosophy of the Biological Sciences (Active)
4
PHI 109
Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Active)
4
PHI 111
Philosophy of Space and Time (Active)
4
(c) Science and Technology Studies
 
STS 020
Methods in Science, Technology and Medicine Studies (Active)
4
STS 130A
From Natural History to the History of Nature (Active)
4
STS 130B
History of Modern Biology (Active)
4
STS 131
Darwin (Active)
4
STS 150
Gender and Science (Active)
4
STS 180
Topics in Science and Technology Studies (Active)
4
Total: 24