Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM950: Science Technology and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

1. The philosophical and sociological background; 2. Technological determinism; 3. Interpretation and classification; 4. Knowledge and interests; 5. Gender and Technology; 6. Military and productive technologies; 7. Domestic and reproductive Technologies; 8. Relevant social groups; 9. Actor Network Theory; 10. Science communication; 11. Revision

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study278Independent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).