STS 4240

STS 4240

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, SSC-AS)

Comments Technical background is not needed for this course.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 4240INFO 5240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6397 STS 4240   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6858 STS 4240   DIS 201

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6859 STS 4240   DIS 202

    • F Phillips Hall 307
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6860 STS 4240   DIS 203

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6861 STS 4240   DIS 204

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6862 STS 4240   DIS 205

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6863 STS 4240   DIS 206

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6864 STS 4240   DIS 207

    • F Statler Hall 291
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6865 STS 4240   DIS 208

    • F Hollister Hall 320
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17639 STS 4240   DIS 209

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17640 STS 4240   DIS 210

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person