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SCNC W3010 Science, technology and society. 3 points.

SEAS Interdisciplinary Course
Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: students must have declared their concentration/major.

By investigating the scientific and technical evolution and subsequent diffusion of contemporary technological innovations, students learn how science and technology fit into the bigger picture; i.e. how technologies technically develop from concept to diffusion into society, how they work, and how they are bi-directionally related to social forces, cultural values, economic trends, environmental factors, and political influences. An essential part of the coursework is participation in a community-based learning project, working with local non-profit organizations.