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Number:SC210
Name:Science & Technology in Society
Description:A survey of the role played by science and technology in modern society, this course covers the basics of the scientific approach to knowledge, the value of science and technology both as a way of identifying previously unsuspected problems and as a source of solutions to pressing problems, the reaction of society to the risks posed by new technologies, and ethical questions raised by new abilities in biology and medicine. Students who complete the course are better prepared to deal with the world both as it is and as it will be during their post-graduate lives.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: 1.Explain the nature of science and technology; 2.Explain the sources of technological change; 3.Explain the restraints on science and technology in modern society; 4.Explain how science and technology affect the conditions of human life.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2016 (none) Kahl $0 $0 $0
F 2016 "TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY" 9781259398940 EASTON 12TH 16 MCG Kahl $66 $0 $56 $0
F 2016 (none) Kahl $0 $0 $0
F 2015 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY 9781259398940 EASTON 12TH 16 MCG Easton $60 $0 $0
F 2015 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY 9780078050275 EASTON 10TH 12 MCG Kahl $0 $40 $0
F 2014 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY 9780078139574 EASTON 11TH 14 Easton $56 $0 $0
U 2014 TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS IN SCIENCE TECH & SOCIETY 9781308085760 EASTON 11TH Easton $0 $0 $0
F 2013 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY 9780078050275 EASTON 10TH 12 Easton $0 $0 $0
F 2013 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY 9780078050275 EASTON 10TH 12 Easton $0 $0 $0
F 2012 Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Soc 978-0-07-805027-5 Easton,Thomas 10TH 12 Dushkin Publishing Group, Easton $52 $39 $34
F 2010 TAKING SIDES: SCIENCE, TE 0-07-813940-6 EASTON 9 MCG Easton $40 $30
V 2010 TAKING SIDES: SCIENCE, TE 0-07-813940-6 EASTON 9 MCG Easton $37 $28
U 2007 Taking Sides: Clashing Views 0-07-351493-4 Easton 7 McGraw Easton $0 $0
F 2003 Society & Technological Change 1572599529 Volti 4 St. Martins Easton $0 $0
F 2003 Taking Sides: Clashing Views 0072484268 Easton 5 Dushkin Easton $0 $0
S 2002 Taking.Sides:Clashng views on Controversial Issues in Sci. 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4 Dushkin Easton $0 $0
S 2002 SOCIETY & TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 1-5725995-2-9 VOLTI 4TH 01` VHPS Easton $0 $0
F 2001 Gedanken Fictions 1-5871506-9-7 Easton Wildside Easton $0 $0
F 2001 Taking Sides:...Science, Tech., + Society 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4th MCG Easton $21 $16
F 2000 Taking Sides:Clashing Views on Controversi 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4 Dushk Easton $20 $0
F 2000 Gedanden Fictions 1-58715-069-7 Easton Wilds Easton $18 $0
W 2000 Society & Technological Change 0-312-09642-9 Volti 3 St Marins Easton $28 $0
W 2000 Taking.Sides:Clashng views on Controversial Issues in Sci. 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4 Dushkin Easton $20 $0