Technology and Social Change (T SC)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(Cross-listed with ANTHR, ENV S, GLOBE, M E, MAT E, SOC). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


An introduction to understanding the key global issues in sustainability. Focuses on interconnected roles of energy, materials, human resources, economics, and technology in building and maintaining sustainable systems. Applications discussed will include challenges in both the developed and developing world and will examine the role of technology in a resource-constrained world. Cannot be used for technical elective credit in any engineering department.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, ENV S, FS HN). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Junior classification
Issues in the agricultural and food systems of the developed and developing world. Emphasis on economic, social, historical, ethical and environmental contexts. Causes and consequences of overnutrition/undernutrition, poverty, hunger and access/distribution. Explorations of current issues and ideas for the future. Team projects.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Junior classification
Issues in the agricultural and food systems of the developed and developing world. Emphasis on economic, social, historical, ethical and environmental contexts. Causes and consequences of overnutrition/undernutrition, poverty, hunger and access/distribution. Explorations of current issues and ideas for the future. Team projects.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with PHIL). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits of social science or T SC 341 and 3 credits of social science
Moral and other philosophical problems related to developments in technology. Topics may include conditions under which technological innovations contribute to human emancipation, relationship of technology and democracy, utility and limits of technical rationality, and problems of ensuring that benefits of technological advance are communally shared. Topics discussed with reference to such issues as contemporary developments in microelectronics, technology transfer to the Third World, etc.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(Cross-listed with SOC). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology
Seminar in social change and development.

(Cross-listed with SOC). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology

(Cross-listed with SOC). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in sociology