University of Calgary

STAS 423 - Politics and Technology - Winter 2014

Examines the relationship between politics and technology, and how these shape and structure everyday life. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which decisions about science and technology fit or do not fit with democratic ideals. Sample topics include democracy and technology; technologies as forms of governance; use of new media in politics; online activism; and politicization of science.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Completion of at least eight full-course equivalents.


  • Credit for both Science, Technology and Society 423 and 401.03 will not be allowed.


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