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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS 2011 - What Is Science? An Introduction to the Social Studies of Science and Technology

(crosslisted) SOC 2100  
(CA-AS) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 3 credits.

R. Slayton.

This course introduces some central ideas in the field of S&TS. It is aimed at students from any background who are challenged to think more critically about what counts as scientific knowledge and why, and how science and technology intervene in the wider world. It also serves as an introduction to majors in Biology and Society or in Science and Technology Studies. The course mixes lectures, discussions, writing, and other activities. The discussion sections are an integral part of the course and attendance is required. A series of take-home written assignments and quizzes throughout the semester comprise the majority of the grade.



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