Survey of the history of efforts to apply scientific methods and technological tools to solve social and political problems, with a focus on the United States since 1850. Topics include: city planning, natural resource management, public education, economic development, quantification and modeling in the social and policy sciences, technology transfer, and political economies of expertise.
This class has no prerequisites.
STS.463 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by J. S. Light.
Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Mondays in E51-165.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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