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Science, Technology and Contemporary Society

Enrolment code: HGA220/320

Offered: not offered in 2003

Unit description:

Explores two principles theses: (1) that contemporary societies can be understood only with reference to the dynamics of science and technology; and (2) that science and technology require analysis as social phenomena. Consideration of these theses raises questions about the degree of autonomy enjoyed by science and technology as forms of knowledge, as cultures and as social institutions and practices. The unit provides students with an understanding of the main dimensions of the relations between science, technology and society, and with an overview of the development of the sociology of science and technology. It aims to develop students’ abilities to use sociological concepts, arguments and methods in the analysis of critical issues facing their own societies.

Staff Dr R White For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HAC223/323, FST260/360, HGE247/347  
Assessment mode 1,000-word assignment (15%), 2,000-word assignment (25%), 2-hr exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Sociology
Social Ecology
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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