Transnational Comparison of Technology Regulation in the U.S. and Europe|
Spring 2019 not offered
A key insight of the sociological study of science is that science and technology are social and cultural as well as scientific and technical things. This relativist philosophical stance has generated a robust research program into what science and technology are in social and cultural context. This course on the social and cultural study of science and technology will teach the theory and practice of transnational comparative research, drawing both on classical and new texts in the field, and on the professor's own experience studying technology in two different national contexts (the U.S. and Denmark).
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SISP262 OR SISP264
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Sheila Jasanoff, SCIENCE AND PUBLIC REASON (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge-Earthscan, 2012) (excerpts);
Sheila Jasanoff, DESIGNS on NATURE: SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005) (excerpts);
Robert L. Paarlberg, THE POLITICS OF PRECAUTION: GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2001) (excerpts);
Florence Wambugu, et al., SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS: SOME LESSONS FROM THE PILOT TISSUE-CULTURE (TC) BANANA PRODUCTION PROMOTION PROJECT IN KENYA, 1997-2002, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (IIAE) (16-22 August 2003);
Emile Durkheim, THE RULES OF SOCIOLOGICAL METHOD (New York: Free Press, 1982 [1893-1912]) (excerpts);
Andrew Abbott, METHODS OF DISCOVERY: HEURISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (New York: W.W. Norton, 2004) (excerpts);
Earl Babbie, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 13th ed. (Belmont, California: Centage Learning, 2010) (excerpts).
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response papers (2), final paper