STS.087 Biography in Science


Class Info

An examination of biography as a literary genre to be employed in the history of science. The use of biography in different historical periods to illuminate aspects of the development of science. A critical analysis of autobiography, archival sources, and the oral tradition as materials in the construction of biographies of scientists. Published biographies of scientists constitute the major reading, but attention is given to unpublished biographical sources as well. Comparison is drawn between biography as a literary form in the history of science and in other disciplines.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.087 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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