HST 380 Standardization and Society

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the place of standardization in modern societies. Students will explore how standards play important roles in shaping our lives as consumers and citizens, as well as how they might participate in the development and use of standards in technical and social fields. Readings, lectures, and class discussions will consider the past, present, and future of standards-setting regimes in industrial, governmental, and international arenas through examples such as standards for computing, automobiles, food, medicine, and education.




Science and Technology Studies Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester