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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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STSS 4330 - 21st Century Risks—Robotics, Nanotechnology, Cloning, and Other Technologies

This course covers two main types of technological risk: (1) innovating in ways that endanger health, quality of life, environment, or other goals; and (2) failing to pursue innovations that people need. Some understanding of the technical details is a prerequisite for making sense of emerging technologies, but the course focuses more on media, public opinion, political decision making, technologists’ incentives, and other social issues. This is a communication-intensive course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: STSH/STSS 1110 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term alternate years.

Credit Hours: 4

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