David Ribes

Autumn 2018

Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

This Directed Research Group is an introduction to Science and Technology Studies (STS), an interdisciplinary field focused on the social consequences of science, technology, and expertise. The class will involve weekly readings and a selection of guest lectures by STS faculty from disciplines across the university (e.g., anthropology, information, design, history, philosophy, etc). 

This class is a required course for the STSS graduate certificate, but is open to HCDE students at all levels by writing a short statement of interest to Professor David Ribes at


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