Science, Technology and Society

3 credits


Ag Science Communications
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Overview of the social influences that shape science including how scientific knowledge is contested and legitimated; how social forces (among them mass communication) influence the choice of innovations; and the role social systems and sectors play in the use and benefit of science. Communication intensive-discussion, presentation and essay based. Recommended: RU_SOC 1000 or SOCIOL 1000.