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Fall 2016 Semester
Mar 24, 2019
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POLS 7333 - Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Discusses the impacts of breakthroughs in science and technology on politics and public policy making—and how politics in turn influences scientific research and technological development. Examines differences between scientific and democratic values, competing definitions of rationality, the nature of problems, policy-making processes, questions of intellectual property rights, and debates over risk assessment, including the “precautionary principle.” Focuses primarily on the United States but with comparisons to the European Union and other areas of the world. Anchors discussion in such areas as (for example) biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative energy sources, and artificial intelligence.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
GS Col Socl Sci & Humanities

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Graduate

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