GOVT 4451

GOVT 4451

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course focuses on what happens when science meet the policy-making world. We will discuss theoretical and empirical studies in Science & Technology Studies that analyze the interactions between science, society and politics. We will specifically investigate the mechanisms by which science may impact policy-making by focusing on: the rise of science diplomacy, initiatives to use science in order to further development goals, and efforts to produce evidence-based foreign policy. We will also focus on currently hotly debated political issues in government affairs, including the politization and militarization of space, the rise of big data, the politics of climate change, and the construction of border walls. As part of this course we will hear from experts in the federal government on how they attempt to integrate science into the everyday workings of governance.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 4451

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6859 GOVT 4451   SEM 101

    • R Washington, DC
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Leuenberger, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person