This course guides students in an examination of methodologies in the social construction of technology – a set of critical approaches in media and technology studies that highlights the role of communication and meaning-making both in technological development and in the formation of effective responses to the challenges produced by a technological society. We will address both the foundations of common sense thinking about technology and engage in producing case study analyses that illustrate the potential for addressing technological change ethically, equitably and from diverse perspectives.


30 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Outlines

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