CAL 510 Foundations of Technology and Policy

This course explores perspectives in the policy process for science and technology - agenda setting, problem definition, framing the terms of debate, formulation and analysis of options, implementation and evaluation of policy outcomes with regards to economic, social and ethical dimensions. In addition to lectures on technology policy and ethics, exercises will aim at developing skills to work on the interface between technology and societal/ethical issues. Case studies and group projects that illustrate issues involving multiple stakeholders with different value structures, high levels of uncertainty, multiple levels of complexity and value trade-offs that are characteristic of science and technology policy and ethics problems will be used to illustrate the inherent complexities of the problem landscape.



Cross Listed Courses

ES 510


Graduate Student or At Least Junior


College of Arts and Letters Systems Engineering Program

Typically Offered Periods

Spring Semester