2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 202 - Science, Society & Self


This course explores the social histories, purposes, and sociological intersections of science, technology, society, and the social self. Science is a collective enterprise acting upon humanity on both societal and individual levels. Society, social groups and culture also shape how science is conceived, performed, and used in an increasingly technologically complex world. This course surveys foundational practices distinguishing scientific norms and ideals from other methods of knowledge acquisition and verification. Applied and practical dimensions of science and technology as evidenced in popular media are also explored.
Lecture
Credits: 3
Diversity, Cross-Cultural and Global Perspectives
Offered in Fall & Spring