The word ‘science’ probably brings to mind many different terms: One may ask, is it Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics? It may also conjure up many pictures in your mind: a white lab coat and microscope, a fat textbook with complicated designs, Einstein's equations scribbled on a chalkboard.Sure, all of those images reflect some aspect of science, but none of them provides a full picture because science has so many facets.
The history of science is the study of development of science as well as scientific knowledge, and this includes both natural and social sciences. Also, the philosophy of science is concerned with the foundations, methods and implications of science. This course will broaden your perspective on science, its history and philosophy.