Science, Technology and Society Studies


Exploring the complex linkages between Science, Technology and Society; Impact of science on society; values and responsibility within science; Role of society in the construction of scientific knowledge; science and non-science; Relations between science and technology; technology, industry and economics; Social decision making; risk perception; democratic action; Case studies

Assessment: Assignments, Seminars, Quiz

References:Teaching Science, Technology and Society, Joan Solomon, Open Univ. Press, Buckingham, 1993.
Activity based foundation course on science, technology and society: Curriculum books 1 to 8, series editor Chitra Natarajan, HBCSE, 1996 to 1999
The Citizen's Reports (first to fifth), Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

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