How can the forceful nature of science and technology be understood within its multicultural context? To answer, Global Science, Technology & Society addresses historical and contemporary philosophies surrounding science, technology, and society. Sample inquiries include the health care industry, pandemic disease, environmental degradation, militarization of space, securing telecommunications, and robots employed with humans.
What you will learn ...
Daniel Nuckols, Associate Professor of Economics
Jack Mealy, Associate Professor of Mathematics
There is a complex relationship between science and society, and this relationship is global in scope. The Global Science, Technology, and Society Program explores this relationship both in contemporary societies and from an historical perspective. The goals of the minor offered by Austin College are to:
- Understand the practice and philosophy of science
- Explore how societal and historical forces shape, and are shaped, by science, its boundaries, its implementation, and its use
- Examine ethical questions about the use of science and technology
- Explore multicultural and international approaches to science in a global context, including how differences of culture, class, gender, and ethnicity affect how science is practiced.