Science, Technology and Contemporary Issues

Instructor
Ben Laugelli
Course #
STS 1500
Credits
3
Online Course?
No
Engineering Course
Section
1
Days of the Week
MTWRF
Session
Session III
Course Dates
July 18 to August 12
Course Times
10:00 am to 12:15 pm

This course introduces students to contemporary issues involving science, technology, and engineering as well as the core ideas of STS. Emphasis is on three ideas: a) engineering is a social endeavor; b) technology shapes and is shaped by society; and c) technologies are sociotechnical systems. The course also teaches writing and public speaking, skills needed in engineering.