Technology & Society

Department of Political Science and International Studies, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences


Code 23487

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1+2

Module description

In the first semester students will develop a critical knowledge of contemporary theories of the relationship between technology and the evolution of human society. In the second semester these theories will be applied to contemporary questions regarding the relationship between 'the human' and 'the technological' including topics such as the ethics of new genetic technologies; technology and the environment; and new bio-medical technologies.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessed Presentation, Assessed essay, 2 hour Exam