Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field in which science and technology is examined from a number of different perspectives. (“Science” here is broadly understood and can include science, technology, medicine or mathematics.) Perspectives here are divided into History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and Science and Society (SAS) topics. HPS includes history of science and philosophy of science, as well as integrated approaches to both. SAS includes sociology of science, science policy studies, and studies of science communication, engagement, and evaluation. This module introduces students to some of the key ideas, arguments and readings in HPS and SAS, collectively STS. It acts as a bridge to the specialized option modules. The formal UCL code for this module is HPSC0073. It formerly used the module code HPSCGA01.
This is taught by the academic community in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Professor Joe Cain delivers lectures on this module, contributes to overall module design, and contributes to assessment.
- HPSC0073 via UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS).
- HPSC0073 via UCL Moodle (link)