- Schedule of Classes - May 20, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - May 20, 2019 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.
The social impact of technologies is typically thought about fairly late, if ever, in the design process. Indeed, it can be difficult at design time to predict what effects technologies will have. Nevertheless, design decisions can inadvertently "lock in" particular values early on. In this course, we will draw on science & technology studies, technology design, and the arts to analyze the values embodied in technology design and to design technologies to promote positive social impact. What social and cultural values do technology designs consciously or unconsciously promote? To what degree can social impact be "built into" a technology? How can we take social and cultural values into account in design?
When Offered Fall, Summer.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Technical background is not needed for this course.
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Regular Academic Session. Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 4240
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
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