59.303 Society and Technology

Society and Technology

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6281
Status Active

How safe is safe enough? Who really was Dr. Frankenstein? Was it possible not to create the A bomb? In this course we study decision-making capabilities crucial to survival in a technological age and examine the many value issues involved in understanding the nature of technological risk and its impact on modern society. Focusing on questions of scientific responsibility and societal safety, this course examines the changing attitudes toward technology and values.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Level Junior Standing.