Being part of the Faculty of Sciences, the Institute for History and Social Aspects of Science teaches students of both science faculties (the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences). The purpose of the courses in History and Social Aspects of Science is to help students understand the nature of their own knowledge and its place within a broader context. This involves an examination of the history of the sciences (and philosophical questions about them) including mathematics and computer science, their function within society and the social accountability of their practitioners.
Most of the courses can also be followed as optional courses. Of course, you can also write a bachelor or master’s thesis with one of our staff members.
More information about the courses that are given by the department, can be found in the online Study Guide.