Cultural Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine
This course examines the articulation of science, technology, and medicine in diverse cultural contexts. It focuses on exchange of metaphors and forms of discourse with other cultural activities. Topics covered may include knowledge forms in popular domains, cultural performances, fashioning of selves, power relations across boundaries, cross-cultural comparisons, and cultural critiques. Cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine is a fast-growing new field of research and teaching in STS. Interdisciplinary work in this field focuses on an examination of science, technology, and medicine within specific cultural contexts. Both research and teaching examine how science, technology, and medicine constrain and shape both the broader cultures in which they function as well as more specific cultural activities. Cultural studies analyze how practitioners use existing cultural institutions, activities and modes of discourse to further their own interests and increase their cultural authority.
Credit Hours: 3 Hours
Offered Term (s): fall
Instruction Type: Class Lecture, Online Lecture
Instructor: No Approval Required