Academic Catalog


Course Code: 8310551
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Science And Technology Policy Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course aims to provide theoretical discussions about technology and social change by focusing on the contexual debates concerning five historical periods; modernity, industrial revolution, the postmodern critique, the technological turn and the contemporary revolution in digital technologies. This course will examine how the facts and artifacts produced by scientists affect the course of history: how scientific knowledge changes peoples self-perceptions and how it affects social relations.