Units of Study

SCLG2610 - Science, Technology and Social Change

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mike Michael
Phone: +61 2 9036 9483
Email: mike.michael@sydney.edu.au

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%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 2000wd take-home exam (40%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (6 Senior credit points from Digital Cultures) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)

Prohibitions

SCLG2504

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture

   

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