History majors wishing to concentrate in the history of science need not meet the departmental prerequisites or distribution requirements. But they must take ten to twelve courses that satisfy the following requirements:
1. Two courses in science, engineering, or mathematics in addition to those used to fill the University’s science distribution requirement.
2. Four of the following courses:
· HIS 277/EGR 277 Technology and Society
· HIS 290 The Scientific Worldview of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
· HIS 291 The Scientific Revolution and European Order, 1500–1750
· HIS 292 Science in the Modern World
· HIS 293 Science in a Global Context: 15th to 20th Century
· HIS 391 History of Contemporary Science
· HIS 392 History of Evolution
· HIS 393 Race, Drugs & Drug Policy in America
· HIS 394 The Rise of Modern Biomedicine: Global Trends in Health and Healing, 1500–2000
· HIS 395 History of Medicine and the Body
· HIS 396 History of Biology
· HIS 397 Translation in the History of Science
· HIS 398 Technologies and Their Societies: Historical Perspectives
· HIS 399 In the Groove: Technology and Music in American History, from Edison to the iPod
· HIS 490 Perspectives on the Nature and Development of Science
· HIS 491 Problems in the Development of the Physical Sciences
· HIS 492 Problems in the Development of the Life Sciences
· HIS 493 Science and Religion: Historical Approaches
· HIS 494 Broken Brains, Shattered Minds: Disease and Experience in the History of Neuroscience
· HIS 495 The Soviet Science System
· HIS 491 History of Ecology & Environmentalism
· HIS 498 History of Pseudoscience
With the permission of the departmental representative, one of these courses may be replaced by a cognate course from another department, for example, in philosophy or sociology of science.
3. Four other history courses.
4. The independent work and comprehensive examination requirements are the same as for all other departmental majors.