ENGG 195: Seminar on Science, Technology, and Society
Cannot be used to satisfy any A.B, B.E., M.E.M., or M.S. degree requirements
Presentation and discussion of timely issues in scientific and technological development and its relation to society. Topics vary from year to year. Examples include transition from scientific developments to technological developments and impacts of technological development on various aspects of society; ethics, social issues, environmental concerns, and government policy; entrepreneurship, marketing, labor markets, quality, international competition, and legal liability. A written critical essay and its oral presentation to the seminar group are required, as well as class discussion. The seminar group meets twice weekly — once for a school-wide seminar, usually presented by an outside expert. The group probes and discusses the seminar topic in more detail during its second meeting.