mhacker at omnifest.uwm.edu (Mary K. Hacker) wrote:
> I am a student currently enrolled in an independent study class. The
>challenge that I have chosen for myself is to create a curriculum (or
>suggested curriculum) for a class on the history of science. I am aware that
>this could be a monumentally huge topic and need to create some boundaries
>for myself & the curriculum. My question is this: Does anyone know of a
>text or writing that can provide me with a comprehensive timeline of
>science: biology, chemistry, physics, and important specialties etc.?
> Also, since I attend a women's college (Alverno College, Milw Wi),
>It would be nice to give due attention to the accomplishments of women in
>the field. Thanks for any suggestions that you may have. :)
This is kind of a long shot, but it would be worth hunting out articles,
books etc. by Margaret Gowing, one-time Professor of the History of Science
at Oxford. She might even still be there, though as she was no spring chicken
when I was there as an undergraduate nearly 20 years ago, I think it unlikely.
History of Science was offered as a second year option in the Chemistry
BA course, but I didn't know anyone who took it.
Hope this helps,
Best of luck - let us all know how you get on.
hbates at amgen.com