May 23, 2022  
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

ED 749 - History, Nature and Context of Science

CRSE Type: Unique Course
This course examines the historical development of scientific ideas from antiquity to the present and the evolution of scientific thought as an aspect of human culture. Emphasis is given to the impact of these discoveries on the era and on subsequent scientific ideas; less on the actual developments of the separate scientific disciplines. Participants study the historical perspectives of science and how science interacts with and influences personal, environmental, and societal decisions. Participants also develop an understanding of the history behind concepts studied within K-12 science classes and expand their ability to make use of historical material in their teaching practice.
2 semester hours