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Science in Human Culture at Northwestern University

Increasingly, developments in science, technology, medicine, and the environment have global implications. Science in Human Culture is an ideal program to address these issues in all their complexity. SHC’s undergraduate program has four goals:

  1. To foster interdisciplinary scientific literacy;
  2. To make sense of the constantly changing world of science, medicine, and technology;
  3. To encourage deeper understanding of the uneven impact of different expert fields over time and across place;
  4. To situate scientific reasoning and results in their wider historical, philosophical, sociological, cultural, and political contexts.