SOC 611 Technology and the Future

This course will examine the social forces that affect technological development and will also examine the subsequent impact that these technological changes have on society. The course will use social constructionist theory, political economy and feminist theory among others to analyze three or four specific contemporary technologies. It will focus on both historical data and speculate on the impact of specific technologies such as energy production, digital communications and biotechnology. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SOC 105 and SSH 301 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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