2016 Graduate Lecture in Science, Technology and Society F1A

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Nakajima Hideto 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(W936)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.S443
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This lecture aims at learning the problems between technology and society.

Student learning outcomes

Students should become to be able to argue basic topics of technology studies.

Keywords

technology studies, failure studies, social construction of technology, deficit model, trans-science

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

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

  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

Textbook(s)

European Environmental Agency, Late Lessons, 1986-2000 (on line) and so on.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None

Assessment criteria and methods

Presentation and engagement to the lecture 70%, comment sheet 30%

Related courses

  • LAH.T103 : History of Technology A

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

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