STS 1101 - Science, Technology, and Politics


(SBA-AS, SSC-AS) (CU-SBY)     
Summer. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

E. Abrams.

From global warming to surveillance of citizens to health-care reform, issues in science, technology, and medicine are also political issues. This course uses contemporary scientific controversies to explore the intersections of science and politics. Issues explored may include the role of the military and private sector in funding research, the politics of experts and expertise, computer privacy and national security, and environmental politics.



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