Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM950: Science Technology and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • The philosophical and sociological background;
  • Technological determinism;
  • Interpretation and classification;
  • Knowledge and interests;
  • Gender and Technology;
  • Military and productive technologies;
  • Domestic and reproductive Technologies;
  • Relevant social groups;
  • Actor Network Theory;
  • Science communication;
  • 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).