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This course uses anthropological and sociological approaches to analyse the effects of technologies on human life. You will study the lived experience of technology in different cultural contexts, exploring such topics as biotechnologies, communications technologies, robotics, and energy policies. In this way, you will learn to examine the shifting boundaries between the human and non-human, and the natural and artificial. At the conclusion of the course, you will have developed an understanding of the assumptions about humanity that underpin central debates within the study of technology.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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