Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS 1101 - Science, Technology, and Politics


(SBA-AS)
Spring. 3 credits.

Recommended as introduction to field; not required and may not be used to fulfill a major requirement. STS 1101 and STS 1102  may be taken separately or in any order.

R. Prentice.

From global warming to surveillance of citizens to health-care reform, issues in science, technology, and medicine also are 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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