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JUS 394


Fall 2006

Technological Change & Social Justice
T/Th, 3:15pm - 4:30pm

COOR LI-88

Professor:
Torin Monahan
 


COURSE CONTENT:
This course offers an introduction to the social, historical, and ethical dimensions of modern technology. Attention will be given to the multiple ways in which technologies, individuals and institutions mutually shape one another to the benefit and/or detriment of society. Cases include surveillance devices, communications infrastructures, transportation systems, workplace automation, reproductive technologies, and more. Readings are drawn from the social sciences, fiction, and popular media. Films and documentary videos will direct inquiry into the potential of technologies for achieving democratic or equitable outcomes. The class is designed to give students freedom to develop and express their own ideas.




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