Courses offered by the STS Unit are interested in exploring the manifold relations between science, technology, and society. Neither society nor science and technology develop independently from each other. Our teaching philosophy is to aid a deeper understanding of the interplay between science, technology and society in an interactive manner that has the students engage with the wider implications of their primary fields of study. Our courses address hopes and expectations associated with technology, innovation processes and their bubbles, technophobia, controversies and social conflicts. Gender relationships are of particular interest as well as sustainable development and ethically sound technologies.

Code
Name
Hours
Type
Term
706.227
Futurology
Hours
2
Type
VU
Term
WS
Lecturer
Daye
Christian
Code
Name
Hours
Type
Term
706.004
Sustainable Innovation
Hours
2
Type
VU
Term
WS
Lecturer
Getzinger
Günter
706.076
Science, Technology and Society: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Hours
1
Type
SE
Term
WS
Lecturer
Getzinger
Günter
Code
Name
Hours
Type
Term
706.001
Technology Assessment
Hours
2
Type
SE
Term
WS
Lecturer
Spök
Armin
MOL.706.UF
Technology Assessment
Hours
2
Type
SE
Term
WS
Lecturer
Spök
Armin
Code
Name
Hours
Type
Term
706.221
Gender & Technology 1
Hours
2
Type
SE
Term
WS
Lecturer
Wächter
Christine
706.306
Privatissimum
Hours
2
Type
PV
Term
WS
Lecturer
Wächter
Christine
Code
Name
Hours
Type
Term
706.049
Fields of sociological research: Social Studies of Science and Technology
Hours
2
Type
SE
Term
WS
Lecturer
Wieser
Bernhard
706.051
Critical Readings in Data Science 1
Hours
1
Type
UE
Term
WS
Lecturer
Ross-Hellauer
Anthony
Wieser
Bernhard
706.305
Privatissimum Science, Technology and Society
Hours
2
Type
PV
Term
WS
Lecturer
Wieser
Bernhard
706.502
The Bicycle: History - Innovation - Mobility
Hours
2
Type
VU
Term
WS
Lecturer
Wieser
Bernhard

Co-Registration
If not explicitly provided in the curriculum anyway, each course can be counted as a "free elective" by students of all disciplines of Graz University of Technology and University of Graz.

Students who are registered for a degree programme at a different Austrian university (e.g. University of Graz) and wish to take examinations at TU Graz must sign up as co-registered students.
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