Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM950: Science Technology and Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Professor Michael Schillmeier ()
|Available via distance learning|
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.