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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
  Feb 24, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS-UY 3624 Science and Technology in the Literary Sphere

4 Credits
How does literature seek to accommodate new ideas from science? When do new technologies find their way into the public sphere? What happens when scientists and engineers translate their findings into novels or other narratives? This course reads literature as evidence of the diffusion of technological and scientific ideas. When literary forms are used to promote, challenge, or even misrepresent scientific or technical developments, we gain insight into the interaction between scientists, engineers, and society at large. This course may be organized around different themes, but it always explores how scientific and technological ideas fare in the republic of letters.

Prerequisite(s): One Level 2 STS Cluster Humanities and Social Sciences Elective.
Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Social Sciences Elective.

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