Description
SCIENCE IN THE FIELD
** available as of 01/01/2022
Laboratories are commonly understood to be the locations of scientific research. Indeed, laboratory experimentation is one of the hallmarks of twentieth century science. However, for many sciences, the field has been and is the primary site of research. For sciences from anthropology to geology, fieldwork is an essential component of scientific practice. In this course, we will consider the differences between laboratory and field sciences. We will focus on the circumstances and contingencies that make fieldwork challenging and the research opportunities that it creates, which make it irreplaceable.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 1621
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus