Conceptual Foundations of Science Interdisciplinary Minor
This minor explores the creation, transmission, and use of knowledge about the natural world.
- Credits: A minimum of 16 credits Courses
- The Gateway Course: Critical Social Thought 248 (Science, Revolution, and Modernity) or Environmental Studies 240 (The Value of Nature)
- Three additional 4-credit courses, at the 200 or 300 level, chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser from the committee, from the following faculty-approved list for the minor.
Courses that count toward minor:
- 235 Development of Anthropological Thought
- 240 Medical Anthropology
- 320 Manufacturing Knowledge
- 334 Memory, History, and Forgetting
- 308 Darwin (same as History 361)
- Critical Social Thought:
- 248 Science, Revolution, and Modernity
- 301(1) Health and Science Journalism
- 326 Romantic Epistemologies
- 240 The Value of Nature
- 256 Interpreting Nature: Ecological Thinking and Practice in Europe, 1500 to the Present
- 317 Perspectives on American Environmental History
- 284 History, Ecology, and Landscape
- 301(13) Renaissance Cosmos
- 220 Philosophy of Science
- One-time or occasional offerings appropriate for the minor not appearing on the list below may be included with approval of the committee chair.
- Students may also take appropriate coursework at other schools with approval of the committee chair.