Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

SMS 150 - Introduction to Science, Medicine, Technology and Society

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This interdisciplinary course examines the rise of modern science, technology and medicine, situating these fields in their larger social and political contexts. Using various case studies students will explore how knowledge and expertise are constructed; how particular norms, institutions, and practices shape this process; how important controversies and debates are managed; why certain tools, practices or ideas ultimately “win out”, and finally; how these treatments have impacted the broader society.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Guenther