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科學、科技與社會(Science, Technology, and Society)

Program in Science, Technology, and Society

翻譯:郭昡海(簡介並寄信)

校閱:朱學(簡介並寄信)

科技與社會的課程創建於 1976,旨在增進人類對於自己所打造的世界能有更深一層的瞭解。科學的理論與技術將不再僅止於工廠與實驗室裡的一種專門事業:它們彼此間、和社會間已經變得密不可分。STS 最重要的貢獻就是希望將人類所打造的世界為一個整合體。科技與社會的課程在科系與學生之間最被著重的兩個基本,且相互關聯的問題乃是:

  • 將科學的理論與技術視為一種人類活動的話,它們是如何演變?
  • 它們與整體文明的社會活動間關係又是如何?

STS 的觀點在針對諸如政策,民主,環境研究,醫療,教育,和國家與全球的安全等等議題的瞭解過程中變得極為重要。

1988 年開始,STS 課程與歷史學師資和人類學課程合作建立了一套有系統的科技與社會歷史、社會學博士學位課程 (HSSST)。有許多的HSSST畢業生在大學任教,但亦有其它的畢業生將 STS 的觀點帶入法律,商業,新聞與博物館工作的研究。而在大學部的 STS 課程從1980 年起始。它所吸引的學生通常希望以跨領域的方式來研究教育或想瞭解科學家與工程師如何影響世界。大學課程學生可以選擇的修課方法有:集中選修(Concentration) - 修習三門STS課程,其中至少一門核心課程;副修(Minor) - 修習四門STS課程;改良式雙修(Joint Major)- -修習十門STS課程,畢業生可得「人文與科學」或「人文與工程」一個學士學位;雙主修(Double Major) - 修習十四項科目,畢業生可獲得「科學」與「人文」或「工程」與「人文」兩個學士學位。)

若要瞭解更多資訊,請前往http://web.mit.edu/sts/


Founded in 1976, the Program in Science, Technology, and Society attempts to increase human understanding of the human-built world. Science and technology are no longer specialized enterprises confined to factories and laboratories: they have become intertwined with each other and with human society. The fundamental contribution of STS is to look at the human-built world as an integrated whole. Two basic, interrelated questions are addressed by faculty and students in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society:

  • How did science and technology evolve as human activities?
  • How do they relate to the larger civilization?

The STS perspective has become of critical importance in understanding a host of public issues such as privacy, democracy, environment, medicine, education, and national and global security.

Beginning in 1988, the STS Program, in collaboration with the History Faculty and Anthropology Program, created a doctoral program in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology (HSSST). While many HSSST graduates teach at universities, others bring an STS perspective to law, business, journalism, and museum work. An undergraduate program in STS has existed since 1980. It typically attracts students with broad interests who seek an interdisciplinary approach to education and who want to learn how scientists and engineers influence the world. Students may concentrate, minor, joint major or double major in STS.

For more information, go to http://web.mit.edu/sts/.

目前上線課程


大學部
課號課程名稱
STS.001
2003春季課程:美國歷史上的科學技術
(Technology in American History, Spring 2003)
STS.002
2003秋季課程:邁向科學革命
(Toward the Scientific Revolution, Fall 2003)
STS.003
2005春季課程:現代科學之源起
(The Rise of Modern Science, Spring 2005)
NEW!
STS.005
2005秋季課程:美國之疾病與社會
(Disease and Society in America, Fall 2005)
NEW!
STS.011
2004秋季課程:美國科學:道德衝突和政治選擇
(American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2004)
STS.029J
2005秋季課程:內戰及重建
(The Civil War and Reconstruction, Fall 2005)
NEW!
STS.035
2004春季課程:電腦運算的歷史
(The History of Computing, Spring 2004)
STS.036
2004秋季課程:工業景觀
(Industrial Landscapes, Fall 2004)
STS.042J
2002秋季課程:愛因斯坦、歐本海默、費曼:廿世紀的物理學
(Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Fall 2002)
STS.049J
2004春季課程:美國歷史中的科技與性別
(Technology and Gender in American History, Spring 2004)
STS.062J
2003春季課程:藥物、政治與文化
(Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2003)
STS.066
2002秋季課程:大腦與文化:愛,謊言與神經傳導物
(Brains and Culture: Love, Lies & Neurotransmitters, Fall 2002)
STS.067
2005春季課程:跨學科的科學可視化:評論概要
(Scientific Visualization across Disciplines: A Critical Introduction, Spring 2005)
NEW!
STS.069
2002秋季課程:危機世界中的科學技術
(Technology in a Dangerous World, Fall 2002)
STS.075J
2003秋季課程:科技與文化
(Technology and Culture, Fall 2003)
STS.085
2002春季課程:電子邊疆的道德與法律議題
(Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier, Spring 2002)
STS.085
2005秋季課程:電子前沿的道德與法律
(Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier, Fall 2005)
NEW!
STS.086J
2004秋季課程:計算人類學
(The Anthropology of Computing, Fall 2004)

研究所
課號課程名稱
STS.210J
2004秋季課程:歷史研究的理論與方法
(Theories and Methods in the Study of History, Fall 2004)
STS.210J
2003秋季課程:歷史研究的理論與方法
(Theories and Methods in the Study of History, Fall 2003)
STS.250J
2004秋季課程:社會理論分析
(Social Theory and Analysis, Fall 2004)
STS.310
2003秋季課程:科學史
(History of Science, Fall 2003)
STS.320
2005秋季課程:環境衝突與社會改變
(Environmental Conflict and Social Change, Fall 2005)
NEW!
STS.350
2004春季課程:科學與科技之社會研究
(Social Study of Science and Technology, Spring 2004)
NEW!
STS.360
2003春季課程:民族誌
(Ethnography, Spring 2003)
STS.410J
2003秋季課程:自西元1877年以來的美國歷史著作
(Readings in American History Since 1877, Fall 2003)
STS.415J
2005春季課程:自然、環境與帝國
(Nature, Environment, and Empire, Spring 2005)
NEW!
STS.420J
2001秋季課程:工程革命的結構
(The Structure of Engineering Revolutions, Fall 2001)
STS.428
2004秋季課程:美國鄉野地區的科技與改變
(Technology and Change in Rural America, Fall 2004)
STS.429
2005春季課程:二十世紀的食物與力量
(Food and Power in the Twentieth Century, Spring 2005)
NEW!
STS.436
2004春季課程:冷戰中的科學
(Cold War Science, Spring 2004)
STS.445J
2004秋季課程:創意學習的技術
(Technologies for Creative Learning, Fall 2004)
STS.449J
2005秋季課程:生物科學與生物科技之社會研究
(Social Studies of Bioscience and Biotech, Fall 2005)
NEW!
STS.461J
2005秋季課程:新興科技之整合博士研討會
(Integrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Technologies, Fall 2005)
NEW!
STS.464
2005春季課程:科技之文化歷史
(Cultural History of Technology, Spring 2005)
NEW!
STS.467
2003春季課程:深海考古研討會
(Research Seminar in Deep Sea Archaeology, Spring 2002)

大學部/研究所
課號課程名稱