In our day, “Science” and “Culture” are often presented as a dichotomy. In this class we shall be examining that dichotomy, attempting to explode it by showing that science itself has a “culture” and that science is very much embedded in culture. We shall investigate disputes within sociology and philosophies of scientific method, debates around the public role of science, and the recent criticism of science and its place in society by the powerful critiques of feminism and post-modernism. A strong emphasis will be placed on case studies and seminar presentations.