[ugrads] FW: PS 332 - Politics of Science and Technology - upper level social science elec for scientists/engineers

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Thu Jan 10 10:47:20 CST 2013



                If anyone is still looking for an upper-level social science
elective, please see below.


                Greg Fasshauer




Greg Fasshauer

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A

email: fasshauer at iit.edu or fass at math.iit.edu

Phone: (312) 567-3149

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From: Matthew Bauer [mailto:bauerm at iit.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:21
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Cc: 'Christena Nippert-Eng'; 'Rebecca Steffenson'; 'Matthew Shapiro'
Subject: PS 332 - Politics of Science and Technology - upper level social
science elec for scientists/engineers


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Politics of Science and Technology - PS 332

Instructor: Matthew Shapiro


"Politics of Science and Technology" (PS 332) examines the connections
between politics (i.e., power-oriented relationships and dynamics) and
science and technology (S&T). This course will be of particular interest to
students who want to know more about (1) the role of elites - including
scientists and engineers - in achieving S&T-related goals, (2) how the
entrepreneurial government sets up programs to increase innovation, (3)
communication failures in the conveying of science and technology to the
general public, and (4) innovations in e-government. Emphasis is also made
on the connections between innovation and development, and students will be
responsible for creating a project which assesses a particular case of
technology transfer from the developed to the developing world. In lieu of
in-class exams, students will have three 3-4 page papers which they will
have one week to complete. Please contact Dr. Shapiro at
matthew.shapiro at iit.edu if you have any questions!

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