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 Course Title:   Science, Technology & Society

 Title Abbreviation:   SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & SOC

 Department:    SOSC

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    451010

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

An exploration of the effects of technological change on people, including the legal, moral, and ethical ramifications. Course includes reading, discussion, analysis and the writing of critical papers.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 201
U of W 203
WSU COM 101
WWU

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. The learning objectives for the course include the following. The ability to:
    • Identify and analyze the social context in which technological change occurs
    • Identify the short and long-term benfits for technological change, including who benefits and how
    • Identify the consequences of technological development for individuals, communities and nations
    • Understand the cultural implications of technological change for different sectors of society, taking into account factors like class, gender, ethnicity and age
    • Analyze the tensions and ethical ramifications inherent in technological change

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Technologies in the following fields: biology, medicine and genetics, automation, computers, and communications
  2. Their effects on work, leisure, education, marriage and families, and the environment