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Science, Technology and Society

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

The objective of the course is to enable students to understand science as a socio-cultural product in specific socio-historical contexts. The course exposes students to philosophical, historical and sociological perspectives to look at science as a practice deeply embedded in culture and society. It emphasizes the dynamic nature of the relations between wider cultural practices on one hand and scientific practices on the other. The attempt is to equip students with an understanding indispensable for an in-depth study of science-technology-society dynamics.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG and PG students of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences and Engineering

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Science, Technology and Society: Cognitive and Ethical DimensionsWeek 2: Science, Technology and Society: Methodological Dimensions IWeek 3: Science, Technology and Society: Methodological Dimensions IIWeek 4: Science, Technology and Society: Methodological Dimensions IIIWeek 5: Inequalities in Science IWeek 6: Inequalities in Science IIWeek 7: Technology as KnowledgeWeek 8: Social Shaping of Technology IWeek 9: Social Shaping of Technology IIWeek 10: Social Shaping of Technology IIIWeek 11: Information SocietyWeek 12: Science and Technology in India

Taught by

Prof. Sambit Mallick

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