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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


SOCM950: Science Technology and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Michael Schillmeier (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

The module will invite students to question the taken-for-granted status of contemporary science and technology and to explore the relations between human as well as human/nonhuman interaction that unfold the complexities of social processes cultural specificities. The major conceptual approaches will be critically evaluated while key social, cultural and political issues will be explored. The module discusses along selected empirical data primarily post-humanist accounts in understanding science and technology to critically engage with central premises and concepts of objectivity, agency, knowledge, power, risk, responsible innovation, culture/nature divide, intersectionality and environmental issues.

Module created

01/10/2008

Last revised

22/04/2022