Info 290

Seminar in Science and Technology Studies

2 units

Course Description

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field concerned with two areas of interest to the I School: the interaction between digital technologies and the social; and the generation of knowledge. This class will be a seminar emphasizing close reading and discussion, primarily of classic STS works, along with more current research. We’ll be particularly interested in the interaction between STS and human-computer interaction (HCI), information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), and/or new media, but exactly what we read will depend on what interests we have in common.

The course can be taken for credit, but committed non-credit participants will be welcome.

Requirements: be responsible (possibly with another student) for one week’s readings and discussion; attend regularly, read thoroughly, and participate enthusiastically in the discussion; and write a thought piece applying some aspect of STS to your own interests.

This course is intended for Ph.D. students in the School of Information and other departments, including but not limited to Ph.D. students doing a Designated Emphasis in STS. Others affiliated with CSTMS are welcome.

Last updated:

August 4, 2017