HFC553:

Topics in Science, Technology and Society


Instructor:
Luis Felipe R. Murillo
Term:
Période 1, 2018
Room:
PC-09

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an emergent field of inquiry on the production of technical and scientific knowledge. Such task, as one would imagine, is far from simple and straight-foward: it involves a wide array of scientific cultures, research instruments, research trajectories, and institutional arrangements at local, national, regional, and global scales. For the study of complex technoscientific formations, STS has developed a transdisciplinary approach drawing from various theoretical and methodological traditions: from specialized areas of research in history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology of science to applied fields of science and technology policy and innovation. One shared interest, however, brings all of these efforts together under the same rubric: their focus on “technoscience” as a field of social and historical practices where science and technology are produced, reproduced, regulated and disputed. In this course, we will explore this diversity of perspectives by studying key topics, concepts, and case studies from the STS literature.

 




 


HFC553:

Topics in Science, Technology and Society


Instructor:
Luis Felipe R. Murillo
Term:
Période 1, 2018
Room:
PC-09

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an emergent field of inquiry on the production of technical and scientific knowledge. Such task, as one would imagine, is far from simple and straight-foward: it involves a wide array of scientific cultures, research instruments, research trajectories, and institutional arrangements at local, national, regional, and global scales. For the study of complex technoscientific formations, STS has developed a transdisciplinary approach drawing from various theoretical and methodological traditions: from specialized areas of research in history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology of science to applied fields of science and technology policy and innovation. One shared interest, however, brings all of these efforts together under the same rubric: their focus on “technoscience” as a field of social and historical practices where science and technology are produced, reproduced, regulated and disputed. In this course, we will explore this diversity of perspectives by studying key topics, concepts, and case studies from the STS literature.