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What’s an office hour?

Stairwell conversation about office hours You: Hey Joe, what’s an “office hour”? Me: It’s a time when I’m in my office. You: Eh? Me: Sorry. It’s time reserved for students to visit. I’m in my office. I don’t make appointments. I’m there for drop-in visits from students. You: Yeah, but I can knock on your door whenever I want. Sometimes you’re in; sometimes, not. What’s…

Interview with Prime Minister

DSDP Interviews and Oral History (Doctoral School Training Workshop) | Homework

DSDP Interviews and Oral History (Doctoral School Training Workshop) | Homework Professor Joe Cain teaches this module at UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) for UCL Doctoral School.   This is a transcription exercise for ProfJoeCain’s “Interviews and Oral History” workshop. Instructions Listen to this 30-second audio clip (link to SoundCloud). Make a transcription. If it helps save a bit of typing, the…

HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture | Professor Joe Cain | UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS)

HPSC0070 Zoos in Science and Culture (Teaching)

We once loved zoos. They stood as an important symbol of science at its best. In the 21st century, this changed. Zoos are at the centre of many debates about the role of science in society, about the limits of human-animal interactions, and about the future of biodiversity in the wild. The module explores history, ethics, and policy as they relate to zoos. Students will…

HPSC3050 Science in Nineteenth Century London | Professor Joe Cain | UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS)

HPSC0069 Science in Nineteenth Century London (Teaching)

The nineteenth century experienced a tremendous expansion of science. This module explores that expansion through the lens of popularization, public engagement, and presentation. We cover a variety of settings, including museums, lecture halls, publishing devices, parlours, and private collections, using London as a focus of our investigations. We also cover a variety of communities and types of activities, including professional societies, amateur clubs, working men’s…

Interview with Prime Minister

DSDP Interviews and Oral History (Doctoral School Training Workshop)

Professor Joe Cain teaches this module at UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) for UCL Doctoral School. Interviews and Oral History This practical course is designed for those wishing to use interviews and oral history as a strategy for data collection. This course aims (1) to improve skills for those wishing to create recorded interviews as part of their data gathering, (2) introduce…

HPSC2013 Evolution in Science and Culture | Professor Joe Cain | UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS)

HPSC0044 Science and the Publishing Industry (Teaching)

The publishing industry is enormous. It shapes science communication in fundamental ways. This module investigates publishing. How does it work? How does it enable and shape science communication? The module covers a wide range of outputs: trade books, textbooks, peer review journals, and ancillary products. It examines topics every publisher needs to know about, as well as contexts key for interpreting trends. How does marketing…

HPSC2013 Evolution in Science and Culture | Professor Joe Cain | UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS)

HPSC0023 Evolution in Science and Culture (Teaching)

A historical survey of evolutionary thinking from the Enlightenment to the present. Content includes the history of scientific ideas and the context for those ideas. It also considers the influence of evolutionary ideas, especially Darwinism, on society and vice versa. Professor Joe Cain teaches HPSC0023 at UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS). This course has had two module codes in the past: HPSC2013…