University of Calgary

GEOG 532 - Science, Technology, and Society - Winter 2024

Seminar-style overview of core readings, key concepts and central debates in science, technology and society (STS) in Geography. Considers mutual shaping of science, technology and society as context-dependent practices involving institutions and discourses that vary across regions and time. Themes include social construction of knowledge and technology, agency, networks, co-production, expertise, authority, legitimacy, and democratic engagement. Empirical cases at global, national, and regional scales illustrate key concepts and debates.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3S-0)


  • 9 units in courses labelled Geography at the 300 level or above.


  • Credit for Geography 532 and 465 will not be allowed.


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