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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

STS 401 - Western Technology and Culture


Considers the social and cultural context of technology and science in Western civilization. More specifically, the course considers what constitutes scientific and technological progress, focusing especially on ethical and cultural dimensions. The undergraduate thesis project, which is initiated in this course, emphasizes oral and written communications at a professional level, and the role of social constraints and ethical obligations in engineering practice. (S, SS)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: A 200 level STS course or instructor permission.

Credits: 3