This lecture aims at learning the problems between technology and society.
Students should become to be able to argue basic topics of technology studies.
technology studies, failure studies, social construction of technology, deficit model, trans-science
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Every lecture start with student presentation on the paper allocated, then we move on discussion. At the end of lectures, students fill in comment sheet.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Ozone Layer Depletion||Late Lessons Chap. 7|
|Class 2||BSE||Late Lessons Chap. 15|
|Class 3||Challenger dissaster||Discussion on Video program|
|Class 4||Social construction of technology||Paper by Pinch and Bijker|
|Class 5||Deficit Model||Paper by Wynne|
|Class 6||Actor Network Theory||Paper by Callon|
|Class 7||Trans-sicence||Peper by A. Weinberg|
|Class 8||What should we do to privent technological failure||Wrap up, and schooling for term paper|
European Environmental Agency, Late Lessons, 1986-2000 (on line) and so on.
Presentation and engagement to the lecture 70%, comment sheet 30%