STPS551 TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL THEORY
|METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week):
||Science And Technology Policy Studies
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|Level of Study:
||Fall and Spring Semesters.
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.