(Prerequisite, graduate standing.) The course content is selected to provide a contextual basis (historical, cultural, social, intellectual, and philosophical) for a greater understanding and appreciation for physical sciences subject matter. The course considers the major conceptual frameworks of the physical sciences. The characteristics and development of modern scientific inquiry and model building/theory development are central themes of the course. The interactions of science, technology, and society are considered. Some case histories are studied to analyze inquiry, model building, theory development, and science, technology, and society interactions.