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Human Context Science & Tech

HCST 100 (3.00)

The Human Context of Science and Technology

In this course students explore interactions among the humanities, the sciences and technology, including study of the sciences and technology using humanistic approaches, and study of the effects of the sciences and technology on art, philosophy and society. Students will have the opportunity to consider the role of human values in the pursuit of the sciences and in the invention and employment of various technologies. Practical social and political issues relating to science and technology will also be addressed.
   Course ID: 054602
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HCST 100H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)

HCST 100H (4.00)

Introduction to the Human Context of Science and Technology

In this course, students explore interactions among humanities, the sciences and technology, including study of the scineces and technology using humanistic approaches, and the study of the effects of the sciences and technology on art, philosophy and society. Students will have the opportunity to consider the role of human vales in the pursuit of the sciences and in the invention and employment of various technologies. Practical social and political issues relating to science and technology will also be addressed.
   Course ID: 100042
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HCST 100
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.