Science and Medicine Go to War

MET HI 286

  • Historical Consciousness
  • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • Critical Thinking

Science and medicine played key roles in helping warfare shape the social and political fabric of the modern world. While war played a critical role in advancing science and medicine, they in turn serviced the demands of societies at war. This course situates science and medicine within broader themes in the social, cultural, and political history of warfare. It takes a flexible case study approach including a range of topics from the development of gun powder, the treatments for PTSD, the discovery of penicillin and the atomic bomb. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Historical Consciousness, Critical Thinking.

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Alpert CAS 213 W 6:00 pm-8:45 pm

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