This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 738
  • Course: Ph.D Programme
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Perspectives On Science, Technology And Society
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Perspectives on the relations between science and technology: hierarchical, symbiotic and coalescing; Technology as knowledge; Social shaping of technology; History of technology; Technological conditions that shape social formations and cultures; Sociological theories of social change and technology as a force of socio-cultural and environmental changes; Technology, innovation and public policy; Information and communication society: implications for work, social relations, governance and control; Biotechnology: implications for the meanings of life and life processes, application of biotechnology in agriculture, health care and environment; Technological innovations in India; The WTO provisions on Intellectual Property Rights: implications for technology development; Responses of the civil society.