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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
  Feb 24, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS-UY 3204/W Science and Difference

4 Credits
This course considers the historical development of the science of difference - in particular, race and gender - from the scientific revolution to the present. We seek to understand historical episodes of cultural anxiety over biological variation by examining the construction of difference in living populations. Topics include historical theories of human variation, scientific racism and its rejection, the history of ethnicity and sexuality, colonialism and eugenics.

Prerequisite(s): One Level 2 STS Cluster HuSS Elective, and completion of first year writing requirements

Note: Satisfies a HuSS Elective

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