Science, Technology and Society
This course aims at:
* (i) leading students to ask themselves crucial questions on the nature of the relationship between science, technology and society;
* (ii) leading students to think about their future work as engineers and about their rights and duties as citizens;
* (iii) increasing the students’ capacity of decision and adjustment in a changing world.
(i) specific capabilities to be developed:
* to understand the structure of technoscientific knowledge and its relations with social, economic, and cultural contexts;
* to master the fundamental concepts for the analysis of the interrelationship between science, technology and society.
(ii) general capabilities to be implemented:
* to understand the dynamics of the relationship between science, technology and society;
* to build a critical memory on the role of science and technology in European society;
* to develop a sense of ethics and social responsibility;
* to relate professional practice with the with active citizenship.
José Luís Toivola Câmara Leme
Weekly - 6
Total - Available soon
Peter Singer, One world - the ethics of globalization; New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2002.
Manjikian, Mary. Cybersecurity Ethics: an Introduction, Routledge, 2016
Julian Savulescu e Nick Bostrom, Human Enhancement, Oxford University Press, 2009
Mimi Sheller, Mobility Justice. The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes. London; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2018
Globalization and Climate Challenges
This module aims to address different aspects of the binomial globalization / climate challenges, in the multiple reflections that are presented today, in the agenda of a common commitment and options facing future generations.
Mobility and Justice
By working on cases of interactions between mobility and justice (racial, gender, social, migratory, climate), this module aims to stimulate critical thinking about the socio-technical systems that govern mobilities
The objects we use in our everyday lives are becoming increasingly intelligent, autonomous and connected. This gives rise to new risks and new threats. In this module we will analyse the social and political implications of cybersecurity issues, thus outlining a critical and a responsible approach to the relations between science, technology and society.
This course aims to introduce and debate the social and ethical implications of human enhancement technologies. It also intends to promote reflection on the role of science and technology in the construction of the future.
Programs where the course is taught:
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering
- Industrial Engineering and Management
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Physics Engineering
- Geological Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
- Applied Mathematics to Risk Management
- Applied Chemistry - Biotechnology Profile
- Construction Profile
- Environmental Systems Engineering Profile
- Sanitary Engineering Profile
- Structures Profile
- Geotechnics Profile
- Applied Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Profile
- Applied Chemistry - Applied Chemistry Profile