Seminar Course on Science and Technology Studies Offered This Spring
COM 580-04 Science and Technology Studies
This course will focus on the latest work in Science and Technology Studies and History of Technology to bring students up to date with current research in the field. Each week you will read a book or article that introduces you to a different aspect of field. We will read and discuss works by academics as well as journalists in order to offer you grounding in the historical, social, and economic background of key technical topics and the presentation of technical topics for wider audiences. We will also learn about the ways in which authors leverage different information technologies to communicate to wider audiences and how those methods are evolving. Readings will come from STS, history of technology, sociology, women's studies, and science journalism.