Humanities and Sciences (HSSI)


This course is an interdisciplinary course that explores relationships between scientific inquiry, technologies and the societies that employ them. The course approached the study of science and technology and their relationships to society from a variety of perspectives, including historical, philosophical, sociological, political, literary and artistic. Students are engaged in their major fields of study in disciplines whose goal is to utilize design, engineering and technology to make life "better." This course aims to help students define what constitutes "better" and for whom, and to understand how science and technology can both promote and hinder this quest for better. Prerequisite: completion of an English sequence (4 credits)