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 programs have four goals:
- To foster interdisciplinary scientific literacy;
- To make sense of the constantly changing world of science, medicine, and technology;
- To encourage deeper understanding of the uneven impact of different expert fields over time and across place; and
- To situate scientific reasoning and results in their wider historical, philosophical, sociological, cultural, and political contexts.
“SHC has equipped me with the tools to constantly question the ‘truths’ and ‘absolutes’ science prides itself in . . . I think SHC is crucial to Weinberg College because it helps students in both the sciences and social sciences unite the often divergent ideas they learn in these fields. And for students with interests in both like myself, SHC is a true gem.” Didi Odinkemelu, SHC adjunct major and student advisory board representative, class of 2015