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ENVS 221 - The Social and Environmental Consequences of Technology

FC SSCI
4 credits
This course allows students to critically think about technology and its consequences.  It provides an overview on technology and its role in the world, explores different views on technology and discusses different ways to critically evaluate technologies and the systems behind them.  Is there such a thing as a “good” or a “bad” technology?  How would we determine those characteristics?  Are technologies value-neutral or do they have values embedded in them?  On what basis should we choose one technology over another?  Is it possible to say “no” to a technology nowadays?  Students will explore these questions and the unanticipated consequences of technology via case studies on specific technologies. 
Prerequisites & Notes: ENVS 101
Sustainability



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