HSCI 101 Fall 2012 Science, Technology, and Human Values

Cross Listed as SCST101
A study of the natures and roles of science and technology in today's society, and of the problems which technical advances pose for human values. An introduction to science-technology studies. Topics include: scientific creativity, the Two Cultures, the norms and values of science, the Manhattan Project and Big Science, the ethics and social responsibility of science, appropriate technology, technology assessment, and various problems which spring from dependencies engendered by living in a technological society, e.g., computers and privacy, automation and dehumanization, biomedical engineering.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: two or three short exercises, two papers (3-5 pages and 5-7 pages), and two hour exams
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first-years and sophomores
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 20
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Class Number: 1393
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HSCI101-01(F) SEM Science,Technolgy&Human Values Division 2: Social Studies Donald deB. Beaver
MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Bronfman 103 1393
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