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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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STS 200 - Conceptualizing STS: Theories and Practice

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
An introduction to the multidisciplinary study of contemporary science and technology through selected case studies and key texts representing the major perspectives and methods of analysis, including work by Thomas Kuhn, Robert Merton, Bruno Latour, Sandra Harding, Helen Longino, and Naomi Oreskes. Some of the issues include the concept of scientific revolution, the nature of “big science” and “high technology,” the sociology of scientific knowledge, the social construction of science and technology, the ethics of funding/owning science and technology, and feminist approaches to science and technology. José Perillán.

Prerequisite(s): one other Science, Technology and Science course.

Two 75-minute periods.



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