Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Sociology of Science, Technology and Environment
SOCI 4227 Sociology of Science, Technology and Environment
Prerequisites:SOCI 2016 and SOCI 2017
Restrictions:Restricted to students enrolled in the Major, Specialization or Honours Specialization in Sociology or Anthropology with a minimum of 84 credits completed.
Hours:Three hours of seminar per week for one term.
The aim of this course is to encourage students to explore the changing relationship among science, technology and the environment and the consequences of the production, distribution and consumption of scientific and other forms of technology. Emphasis will also be placed on such issues as genetic engineering, social media, environmental planning and disasters. The course will establish an appreciation of how science, technology and the environment are intertwined, and the need to understand science as embedded in the social, cultural, political, racialized and gendered worlds of modernity. This course may be credited towards Anthropology.