Units of Study

SCLG2610 - Science, Technology and Social Change

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Olivia Frances Harvey

Description

This unit examines a range of sociological theories and debates concerning science and technology. Students will investigate the two-way relationship between science/technology and society, ie., the social shaping of science and technology, and the impact of science and technology on society. Issues to be examined include the social production of science and technology, the science-technology relationship, the politics and economics of science and technology, science and technology in medicine, in reproduction, in the workplace, and the role of science and technology in environmentalism and the environmental movement.

Assessments

oral presentation plus attendance (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (40%)

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/weel commencing week 2

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Prohibitions

SCLG2504

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