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PSCI 289 Technology and Politics 4.0 Credits

How do technologies shape politics, and how do human interests produce particular kinds of technologies? This course will examine the life of many different kinds of technologies through the lens of human use, institutional practice, economic interests, policy, and social movements. Case studies will include the data rescue movement, smartphones and surveillance culture, Hurricane Harvey and infrastructure, inclusive/barrier-free design, and the ethics of human enhancement, among other topics. A core part of the course will be learning and developing skill in social science research through fun micro-assignments.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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