This course examines technology not as a diverse set of tools, but as a system for the organisation of human relations, interactions and practices. We look at how technology expresses cultural, political, and economic values and how, as a result, it is both shaped by and shapes the conflicts, issues, and potentials of contemporary societies. Special areas of focus include production and human labour, the ethics of biotechnology and genomics, and climate change and sustainability.
30 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).
|Fall 2018 onwards|