Aug 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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SOC 233 - Technology & Society


In this course, we will discuss and learn about the interplay between technology and society. While technology often seems esoteric or complex, it plays an important role in shaping our everyday experiences, as well as our societies as whole. Further, there is nothing futuristic about the impact of technology on social patterns: as we’ll discuss, many technological processes and artifacts reproduce existing social inequality. On the other hand, technology is made by people. Many technological tools are designed to appear seamless, but as we’ll discover, a great deal of mundane and often undignified labor goes into our technological experiences. Overall, this course seeks to empower users and makers of technology to see how it shapes and is shaped by our social world. Course codes: ABR. Cross listed with TAS*233.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Code: ABR. Cross-listed with TAS*233. Term cycle: spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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