SOC 6320

SOC 6320

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Rather than analyze the social impact of technology upon society, this course investigates how society gets inside technology. In other words, is it possible that the very design of technologies embody assumptions about the nature of society? And, if so, are alternative technologies, which embody different assumptions about society, possible? Do engineers have implicit theories about society? Is technology gendered? How can we understand the interaction of society and technology? Throughout the course the arguments are illustrated by detailed examinations of particular technologies, such as the ballistic missile, the bicycle, the electric car, and the refrigerator.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Combined with: STS 6321

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18526SOC 6320  SEM 101