STS 4240

STS 4240

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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 Spring, Summer.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, SSC-AS)

Comments Technical background is not needed for this course.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 4240INFO 5240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6902STS 4240  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7495STS 4240  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7496STS 4240  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7497STS 4240  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7498STS 4240  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7499STS 4240  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7500STS 4240  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7501STS 4240  DIS 207

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7502STS 4240  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person