189 - 001 | CCN: 77950

Special Topics in Rhetoric

Science and Narrative

Instructor: Nasser Zakariya,


4 Units

 What is the relationship between science and narrative? What role does narrative play in scientific theorization, practice and ambition? How have scientific conceptions impacted narrative forms and theories of narrative, and to what extent does the study of narrative address the structure and potential limits of scientific accounts or mathematical arguments? This course will examine critical discussions of these questions, with examples including past and present scientific treatments of human origins and difference, as well as historicizing accounts of the natural world.