Sociology of Science

Course Number: 
HUL 873
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Sociology
Credit: 
3.0

Course Objective

The relationship between the sub-culture of science and the wider culture of knowledge which surrounds it. The nature of scientific knowledge and the general characteristics of scientific research which make such knowledge possible. Whether present framework of organizing knowledge is itself an object of sociological investigation? Comparison of methods of acquiring and of validating knowledge claims across cultures. Investigation through case studies of the various cognitive frameworks. Transfer of scientific and other expertise to wider sub-culture. Nature of scientific community, and of communication within a community and inter-community through networking.

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