ANTH 50 Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society
Introduction to the emerging field of Science, Technology, and Society. Multidisciplinary field draws on insights and methods of philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and gender studies, among others. Considers science and technology as culturally and historically specific practices, investigating ways that social, cultural, political, economic, and ecological contexts shape the course of scientific research and technological innovation, as well as the impacts of different sciences and technologies on human life. Addresses all the core components of this field: philosophy of science, history of science and technology, ethics and equity in science, and science and technology policymaking.