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    Macalester College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLI 335 - Science and Citizenship

Cross-Listed as ENVI 335 


This course explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and society. The course will examine how, and which members of, the public make controversial environmental decisions over topics such as endangered species, genetically modified foods, bioprospecting, climate change, and toxic waste disposal. Through these case studies, the course will critically examine concepts of risk and uncertainty, trust, credibility, expertise and citizenship. Spring semester.

  (4 Credits)