AU: 3.0
Programme: HIST(HSS)

This course surveys major scientific and technological developments in various geographical and cultural contexts, including those of Asia, Europe and the United States. It examines the transformations in the study of astronomy, medicine and natural philosophy, and compares the approaches to knowledge and the cultural values attached to science and technology in different societies. In so doing, it places these developments in their cultural, social and political contexts. It also surveys the technological innovation since the industrial revolution and how it has increasingly become a powerful force in transforming the human conditions.