STS.458 Science, Technology, & Human Rights

STS.458 Science, Technology, and Human Rights (NEW)

Fall 2021: Tuesday 1pm-4pm

3-0-9 units

Instructor: Eden Medina

Explores the relationship of science and technology to ideas about human rights over time, including how science and technology have been mobilized historically in the defense of human rights and to assist in the pursuit of truth and justice after atrocity. Discusses literature in history, anthropology, law, and related fields on how science and technology have historically shaped understandings of human rights and the ways that human rights frameworks have shaped the creation and use of scientific and technological capabilities.

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