Technology, Science and the Information Society
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An examination of the role of technology and science in shaping contemporary society. Topics may include: the social construction of technology and scientific knowledge; the internet and new communication technologies; biotechnology and the genetic modification of life; popular representations of science and technology; and the role of digital information-based technologies in economic, political, and social relations.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 387, 390, if taken in this topic.
Undergraduate course in Sociology offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.