How do we understand “science”? What counts as scientific knowledge and why? What are the historical origins of modern science? How have new scientific disciplines emerged? How are sciences shaped by social contexts? These kinds of questions are the focus of the interdisciplinary field of “Science Studies” which examines the social, cultural, and political aspects of knowledge production in science. The course introduces approaches, concepts, and methods of Science Studies for the natural sciences, putting a special focus on the physical sciences. The course is aimed at students of physics and other natural sciences. Interested students of the humanities and social sciences are also welcome.