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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
F 2015 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY EASTON 10TH 12 MCG
F 2015 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY EASTON 12TH 16 MCG
F 2014 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY EASTON 11TH 14
U 2014 TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS IN SCIENCE TECH & SOCIETY EASTON 11TH
F 2013 TAKING SIDES:...SCI.,TECH.+SOCIETY EASTON 10TH 12
F 2012 Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Soc 0-07-805027-8 Easton,Thomas 10TH 12 Dushkin Publishing Group,
F 2010 TAKING SIDES: SCIENCE, TE 0-07-813940-6 EASTON 9 MCG
V 2010 TAKING SIDES: SCIENCE, TE 0-07-813940-6 EASTON 9 MCG
U 2007 Taking Sides: Clashing Views 0-07-351493-4 Easton 7 McGraw
F 2003 Society & Technological Change 1572599529 Volti 4 St. Martins
F 2003 Taking Sides: Clashing Views 0072484268 Easton 5 Dushkin
S 2002 SOCIETY & TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 1-5725995-2-9 VOLTI 4TH 01` VHPS
S 2002 Taking.Sides:Clashng views on Controversial Issues in Sci. 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4 Dushkin
F 2001 Gedanken Fictions 1-5871506-9-7 Easton Wildside
F 2001 Taking Sides:...Science, Tech., + Society 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4th MCG
F 2000 Gedanden Fictions 1-58715-069-7 Easton Wilds
F 2000 Taking Sides:Clashing Views on Controversi 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4 Dushk
W 2000 Society & Technological Change 0-312-09642-9 Volti 3 St Marins
W 2000 Taking.Sides:Clashng views on Controversial Issues in Sci. 0-07-235940-4 Easton 4 Dushkin