Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society
General Catalog Course Title:
Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Winickoff, David
Instructor: 
Mazzotti, Massimo

 This course provides an overview of the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) as a way to study how our knowledge and technology shape and are shaped by social, political, historical, economic, and other factors. We will learn key concepts of the field (e.g., how technologies are understood and used differently in different communities) and apply them to a wide range of topics, including geography, history, environmental and information science, and others. Questions this course will address include: how are scientific facts constructed? How are values embedded in technical systems? Also listed as History C182C.

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