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 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 2. Science, Technology, and Society in Ancient Times Science and Technology in Pre-Colonial Asian Societies Science, Technology, and Society from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution Science, Technology, and the Industrial Revolution Science, Technology, and Industrialization in the 19th Century The Imperialist Diffusion of Science and Technology Science, Technology, and Society in the 20th Century

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

3. THE SOCIETAL ASPECTS AND IMPACTS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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and Germany” 4.6 3.4 3.2 4.5 3.7 Science and Technology in the Philippines: Present Conditions and Future Options 2 .9 The Sociological Aspects of Science and Technology The Dynamics of Scientific and Technological Change The Economic Aspects of Science and Technology The Business Aspects of Science and Technology Impacts of Science and Technology on the Environment Impacts of Science and Technology on the Arts Impacts of Science and Technology on War Ethical Aspects of Science and Technology Ideological Aspects of Science and Technology 4.1 3.6 The National Science and Technology Systems and Strategies of ASEAN Countries 4.A.3 3.3.1 4..2 3. Japan.8 3.4 The International Political Economy of Science and Technology Science and Technology Policies of National Development National Development Issues in the Selection and Acquisition of Technologies The National Innovation Systems of Three Advanced Industrialized Countries: the U.5 The National Innovation Systems of Two East Asian NICs: South Korea and Taiwan. 4.3 4.S.7 3. THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 4.

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