Use of theory within Science and Technology studies to better understand new dynamics in social and economic life and to explore prospects and possibilities for post-capitalist futures.
This paper is fully internally assessed.
|Paper title||Special Topic 2: Science, Technology and Post-capitalist Futures|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 54 200-level points from Arts and Music Schedule C
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- This paper will be available to Sociology majors and other BA students who are interested in the topic who meet the prerequisites.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator: Dr Katharine Legun
- Paper Structure
- The paper utilises thirteen 2-hour lectures plus weekly tutorials
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures: Two hours per week.
Tutorials: One hour per week, starting from the second week
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Global perspective, Information literacy, Interdisciplinary
perspective, Lifelong learning, Research, Scholarship, Self-motivation, Teamwork,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who complete the paper will be able to:
- Identify key theoretical ideas emerging from recent work in science and technology studies (STS) and be able to identify key positions of theorists and their relevance to specific cases.
- Using STS theorisation, apply specific approaches to methodology informed by Actor Network Theory.
- Display knowledge of relevant cases of new technologies that have proven to be socially transformative.
- Demonstrate the ability to undertake critical thinking and reflection, positioning themselves in the context of wider controversies.
- Communicate theoretical ideas through research, analysis and writing.