Jun 02, 2023  
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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SOC 295-02 - Special Topic: Sociology of Robots

4 credits (Spring)
What remains in an era of Artificial Intelligence? and, “How will/have our relationships to the machines changed our relationships to other humans? These are the central questions that will drive this course. Students will learn about precursors to today’s androids and artificial intelligence, study media depictions of machines and their relationship to humans, and choose one device/machine to study on their own. The course is designed to apply social science methods of inquiry to the cultural consequences of machine life. 

Prerequisite: SOC 111 
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Erickson