STPS501 HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The study of the genesis and historical trajectory of the modern science and technology. A comparative approach at two fronts: preindustrial western and non-western civilizational complexes and cosmologies. Modes of knowledge production and practical application of knowledge. Ethical-political considerations guiding pre-modern and modern approaches to reality. Particular emphasis on the history of scientific progress since the Industrial Revolution; transformation from industrial to post-industrial/information society.