TEKPOLSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY STUDIES


STPS 501

History of Science and Technology

 

The study of the genesis and historical trajectory of the modern science and technology.   A comparative approach at two fronts: preindustrial western and non-western civilizational complexes and cosmologies. Modes of knowledge production and practical application of knowledge.  Ethical-political considerations guiding pre-modern and modern approaches to reality.   Particular emphasis on the history of scientific progress since the Industrial Revolution: major technological revolutions, their impact on economic life and international division of labor, the interactions between technological and social processes. From industrial to postindustrial-information society.