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Head of Department, and
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies, Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, history of natural history and natural history films.
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HPSC2018 History of Life Sciences
This course provides information about the module. Students enrolled in the course use UCL Moodle.
- link - UCL common timetable for room information
- link - syllabus for 2012-13 - the session just past - indicative of the activities in the module
- link - Moodle page - password required - this year only
- Prof Joe Cain - module tutor
A historical survey of the biological sciences from the Enlightenment to the present. What are the major themes? Why do ideas and methods change so dramatically? This survey includes scientific theories, methods, and people. It also ties activities in biology to context. How does science relate to events elsewhere in society?
one 3,000-word essay (50%)
one 3-hour exam (50%)
required texts for the course
No textbook is set; required readings are set throughout the course
No prerequisites, students must be 2nd or 3rd year standing.
Students outside STS are welcome.
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