Intersections: Science, Technology, and the World

Fall 2013

Tues/Thurs 2:30-4:00 in 1-134
Prereq: None
HASS-H
3-0-9 units

Instructor: Professor Rosalind Williams
Enrollment Limited

This is a brand new class intended as an Introduction to STS Studies for undergraduates--something the STS Program has never offered before. You have the opportunity to take the class on its maiden voyage. This class was designed in detail by other MIT undergraduates who were enrolled in an upper-class STS seminar last fall. The team project throughout the term was to design an Intro to STS subject for undergraduates. In numerous ways the features of STS.004 reflect the collective wisdom of your fellow students, and you can add to that wisdom by giving the subject its first full workout.

Official Catalog Description: STS.004 introduces students to multidisciplinary studies in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), using four case studies to illustrate a broad range of approaches to basic principles of STS studies. Case studies vary from year to year, but always include a current MIT event. Other topics are drawn from legal and political conflicts, and arts and communication media. Teaching modes include guest presenters, discussion groups, field activities, visual media, and a practicum style of learning.

Register for
STS.004 Intersections: Science, Technology, and the World.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT STS
Building E51-163
617-253-4062
stsprogram@mit.edu