STS.012 Science in Action: Technologies and Controversies in Everyday Life
Explores a range of controversies about the role of technology, the nature of scientific research and the place of politics in science: debates about digital piracy and privacy, the role of activism in science, the increasingly unclear boundaries between human and non-human, the role of MRIs as courtroom evidence, the potential influence of gender on scientific research, etc. Provides exposure to science in a dynamic relation with social life and cultural ideas. Materials draw from humanities and social science research, ethnographic fieldwork, films and science podcasts, as well as from experimental multimedia.
This class has no prerequisites.
STS.012 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by D. Banerjee.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 34-304.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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