Units of Study

SCLG2610 - Science, Technology and Social Change

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Harriet Westcott


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.


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


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/weel commencing week 2


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002



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