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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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STS 302 - History of Science and Technology Since World War II


1 unit(s)
An examination of major developments in science and technology since 1945, with particular emphasis on the social contexts and implications. The topics to receive special attention are: the origins and growth of systems theories (systems analysis, operations research, game theory, cybernetics), the development of molecular genetics from the double helix to sociobiology; and the evolution of telecommunications technologies.

Prerequisite(s): one unit of natural science and one unit of modern history, or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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