SYLLABUS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY (STS) by hjt98841

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									                                   Science and Society Program

                SYLLABUS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY (STS)

I.     COURSE DESCRIPTION

                 The analysis from historical and futuristic perspectives of the nature and role of
       science and technology in society and of the socio-cultural and politico-economic factors
       affecting the development of science and technology with emphasis on the Philippine setting.

II.    COURSE OBJECTIVES

       1. To enable the student to understand the character and functions of science and technology
          and their inter-relationships with society from a historical perspective;

       2. To enable the student to anticipate and comprehend the impacts, implications, and
          limitations of the new developments in science and technology;

       3. To familiarize the student with the sociological, cultural, ethical, environmental, economic,
          ideological, political, and gender aspects of science and technology; and

       4. To enable the student to appreciate the key role of science and technology in national
          development and the important policy issues involved in the scientific and technological
          development of the Philippines.

III. COURSE OUTLINE

1. THE INTERACTION OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

       1.1    Science, Technology, and Society in Ancient Times
       1.2   Science and Technology in Pre-Colonial Asian Societies
       1.3   Science, Technology, and Society from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution
       1.4    Science, Technology, and the Industrial Revolution
       1.5    Science, Technology, and Industrialization in the 19th Century
       1.6    The Imperialist Diffusion of Science and Technology
       1.7    Science, Technology, and Society in the 20th Century

2.     HIGH TECHNOLOGIES: THEIR APPLICATIONS AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS

       2.1   Microelectronics and Photonics
       2.2   Computers and Information Technology
       2.3   Internet and Other Advanced Telecommunication Technologies
       2.4   Automation, Robotics, and Other Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
       2.5   Advanced Energy Technologies
       2.6   Advanced Materials, Micromachines, and Nanotechnology
       2.7   Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
       2.8   Advances in Medical and Agricultural Technologies
       2.9   Advances in Construction, Transportation, and Space Technologies


     3. THE SOCIETAL ASPECTS AND IMPACTS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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  3.1    The Sociological Aspects of Science and Technology
  3.2    The Dynamics of Scientific and Technological Change
  3.3    The Economic Aspects of Science and Technology
  3.4    The Business Aspects of Science and Technology
  3.5    Impacts of Science and Technology on the Environment
  3.6    Impacts of Science and Technology on the Arts
  3.7     Impacts of Science and Technology on War
  3.8    Ethical Aspects of Science and Technology
  3.9   Ideological Aspects of Science and Technology

4. THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  4.1 The International Political Economy of Science and Technology
  4.2  Science and Technology Policies of National Development
  4.3 National Development Issues in the Selection and Acquisition of Technologies
  4.4  The National Innovation Systems of Three Advanced Industrialized Countries: the U.S.A., Japan,
       and Germany”
  4.5 The National Innovation Systems of Two East Asian NICs: South Korea and Taiwan.
  4.6 The National Science and Technology Systems and Strategies of ASEAN Countries
  4.7 Science and Technology in the Philippines: Present Conditions and Future Options




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