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SEMSĀ 250 PERSPECTIVES IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (3)

Explores a selection of topics and episodes in the history of science and mathematics. Illustrates how knowledge has often emerged through torturous struggles against obstinate resistance and within cultural, religious, and social structures. Students are brought to understand that science and mathematics are not merely bodies of facts, theories, and techniques; they involve diverse processes by which they are continually generated and formulated. Prerequisite: MATH 115 or MATH 119 or MATH 211 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 273 (may be taken concurrently). Core: Arts & Humanities.