Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Nov 28, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HST 253 - Physics and Politics

Course Units: 1
(Same as PHY 053 ) (Not offered this Academic Year) An introduction to some of the most important developments during the twentieth century in modern physics, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics, set in a comparative context of the capitalist democratic United States, fascist National Socialist Germany, and the communist Soviet Union. Along with explanations of how the science works, this course will examine how the political, social, and ideological context can influence science and scientists. CC: SET



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