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230162 VO Science, Technology, Society (STS): Key-questions and Concepts (2011W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie

Kick-off meeting: Mo 3.10., 14:00

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 10.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 17.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 20.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 24.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 27.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 31.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 14.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 21.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 28.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 05.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 12.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this lecture is to give students an overview of the basic questions and key issues relevant in the study of the relations of science, technology and society. Issues we will touch will be:
- How is scientific knowledge produced and which role do social choices and processes play?
- What is the social organisation of science and its core values?
- How did the central institutions of science evolve and how do they frame knowledge production?
- What are the relations of science and technology and how does technological innovation happen?
- How do technologies structure our ways of living in contemporary societies?
- Finally, what are the political dimensions of science and technology? Here we will look at science-society relations, the governance of science and technology, and how science and technology shape political processes and decisions.

Throughout the lecture, students will be introduced to important approaches and concepts that have been used to address these questions.

This lecture is accompanied by a reading seminar (no. 230163).

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


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