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College of Liberal Arts De La Salle University Manila Syllabus Department Course Code Course Title Schedule Instructor(s) Contact

t Details Consultation : Behavioral Sciences : SOCTEC1 : Science, Technology, and Society 1 : TH, 1300-1430 / 1440-1610 : Dr Dennis S. Erasga : dennis.erasga@dlsu.edu.ph : MW- 1300-1500 Room: A903 / A1103

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Science, Technology, and Society 1 (SOCTEC 1) is a social science course designed for students of the Colleges of Computer Studies, Engineering, and Science. It uses social science perspectives to examine the nature, emergence, and progress of scientific and technological knowledge and practice. The course focuses on the interface between science and technology on the one hand and human society and culture on the other. Specifically, it shows how science emerges and develops as a response to the various problems and demands of society and how the practice of science is shaped by the social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of society. To be discussed in the course are current issues about science, technology, and society that are relevant to the students majors (natural and physical sciences, engineering, and computer science). LEARNING OUTCOMES: CLA ELGAS LEARNING OUTCOMES On completion of the course, the students are expected to do the following: Explain various perspectives on the interactions between science, technology, and society; the character, functions, and development of science as these are shaped or informed by the social sciences (sociological, cultural, economic, and political) and environmental aspects of society. Compose an original insight paper appraising the social nature of S&T vis--vis the students role as future Filipino scientists. Create a persuasive presentation on scientific and technological explorations as they relate to ethical social practices and their implications on social interactions.

Competent professional Critical and creative knowledge producer.

Diversity-sensitive Communicator. Socially responsive and collaborative citizen. Morally principled and faith-inspired leader.

FINAL COURSE OUTPUT: As evidence of attaining the above learning outcomes, the student is required to do and submit the following output at the indicated date of the term. LEARNING OUTCOMES Explain various perspectives on the interactions between science, technology, and society; the character, functions, and development of science as these are shaped or informed by the social sciences (sociological, cultural, economic, and political) and environmental aspects of society. Compose an insight paper on science as mode of inquiry and as a social construction and how it complements other forms of knowledge. Create a persuasive presentation on scientific and technological explorations as they relate to ethical social practice and social interactions. REQUIRED OUTPUT DUE DATE

Personal Insight Paper Insight Essay is the culminating version of the ideas presented and discussed in the two prior integrative essays submitted to Tutors and Lecturer.

April 11, 2013

RUBRIC FOR ASSESSMENT: As the Final Course requirement, the Insight Essay will allow students to articulate their personal insights and earn the most number of points in doing it correctly. The requirement must be crafted and will be graded based on the rubric below. The 500-word essay must have a meaningful title and observe the following submission format: (i) 1 page on short bond paper, (ii) single-spaced, (iii) 11 font size, (iv) complete info such as name, section, and output title. Points will be deducted from late submissions. Final Insight Paper Rubric Criteria (Questions) Excellent 3 The 3 ideas are inspired by the lessons tutorial and lecture sessions. The ideas are tightly connected and form a coherent insight. Satisfactory 2 The 3 ideas are taken from the lessons discussed in the tutorial and lecture sessions. The ideas are partially related but still constitute a coherent insight. The insight is used to concretize personal realizations regarding the social nature of S&T. Developing/Beginnin g 1 The 3 ideas are not at all relevant to SOCTEC1.

1. What are the three most significant ideas I have encountered in the course?

2. Why do I consider these ideas significant?

The ideas are unconnected at all, hence, do not lead to a meaningful insight. The insight has no bearing on any personal realizations regarding the social nature S&T and the students role as future scientist.

3. What changes in my personal perspectives can be attributed to this insight?

The insight is used to concretize personal realizations regarding the social nature of S&T and the students role as future scientist.

4. The information regarding my output is complete.

Name, section, a Name, section, and Only the course name meaningful essay meaningful title is indicated. title and date are are missing. completely indicated. 15 12 4

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OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS: In addition to the final examination and class participation, there are other seven (7) required outputs (including the Final Essay) and their corresponding submission dates: Output Output # 1 Output # 2 Output # 3 Output # 4 Output # 5 Output # 6 Output # 7 GRADING SYSTEM: SOCTEC1 adopts a point accumulation grading system. To pass the course, students must earn 70 points out of total points of 100. Points, nonetheless, can be obtained from both the Lecture and Tutorial sessions and distributed according to the following: Attendance (L) 5 points Essays 40 points -Final Insight Essay (L) (20 points) -Integrative Essay #1 (L) (10 points) -Integrative Essay #2 (T) (10 points) Final Examination (L) 20 points Participation 5 points Concept Map (T) 5 points Science and Literature (T) 10 points Voices IN Science Casti Quiz (T) 10 points Ethics Persuasive Presentation (T) 5 points TOTAL 100 POINTS Final grades will be based on the following Points Equivalence Table: Total POINTS 97-100 94-96 89-93 85-88 80-84 75-79 70-74 0 69 Grade 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.0 Required Outputs Concept Map Science and Literature Integrative Essays # 1 Intersection Casti Quiz Persuasive Presentation Integrative Essay # 2 Insight Paper Due Date January 15, 2013 February 26-28, 2013 March 7, 2013 March 7, 2013 March 26, 2013 April 4, 2013 April 11, 2013

LEARNING PLAN: LEARNING OUTCOME TOPIC WEEK NO. LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Explain various perspectives on the interactions between science, technology, and society; the character, functions, and development of science as these are shaped or informed by the social sciences (sociological, cultural, economic, and political) and environmental aspects of society. Compose an insight paper on science as mode of inquiry and as a social construction and how it complements other forms of knowledge.

Society vis--vis Science and Technology: The Triad, Knowledge Production and Application

Weeks 1 and 3 Concept mapping / documentary video

Science as Knowledge Production

Weeks 4 and 5 Integrative Essay 1

Archival research / Science and Other Weeks 6 and 7 theme analysis / Forms of Knowledge: interviewing Critique of Science Ethics of Science and Technology Objectivity and Scientific Knowledge Production Science, Technology and Social Stratification Finals Weeks 8 and 10 Week 11 Quiz Bee Illusion pictures Video documentary viewing

Create a persuasive presentation on scientific and technological explorations as they relate to ethical social practice and social interactions.

Weeks 12 and 13

Persuasive presentations Integrative Essay 2 Insight Essay

Week 14

COURSE SCHEDULE, TOPICS AND ACTIVITIES: THEME 1: Science as a Form of Knowledge and as Mode of Inquiry

DATE January 10

DAY H

SESSION Lecture 1

TOPIC / ACTIVITY / OUTPUT Introduction to the Course Course objectives, contents and schedule, course requirements, and grading system, and house rules. Orientation to Tutorial Course objectives, contents and schedule, course requirements, and grading system, and tutorial house rules. OUTPUT # 1: CONCEPT MAP (S/T/S NEXUS) Society vis--vis Science and Technology: The Triad Knowledge Production and Application: Presentation: Concept Maps (selected groups) The Biography of Science Reference Video: The Story of Science- What is Out There? Episodes 1-4. Scientific Method Science as Knowledge Production Science and Other Forms of Knowledge: Science AND Literature Reference Text 1: The Poets Way of Knowledge (Lewis) Film Reference: Atonement (2007) Reading Reference 2: The Critical Theory of Jurgen Habermas Preparation for Field Work Lecturette: On Literature and Science and topic approval by the Tutor Alternative Class: Research Work Activity: Literary Analysis Presentation of Science and Literature OUTPUT # 2: PPT AND ORAL PRESENTATION (N.B.: Question for Integrative Essay # 1 should be given to class by the Master Lecturer)

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Tutorial 1

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Lecture 2

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Lecture 3

24 29 31 February 5

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Lecture 4 Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Lecture 7

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Tutorial 2 Tutorial 3 Tutorial 4 Tutorial 5 Tutorial 6 Tutorial 7

THEME 2: Science as Social Construction

DATE March 5

DAY T

SESSION Tutorial 8

TOPIC / ACTIVITY / OUTPUT Critical Voices IN Science Reference Text: Faith, Hope and Aspersion (John Casti, 1989) OUTPUT # 3: INTEGRATIVE ESSAY #1 due OUTPUT # 4: INTERSECTION CASTI QUIZ N.B.: Remind students to watch And the Band Played On in preparation for Lecture #9 Alternative Class (with Pink Form) Activity: Film Viewing: And the Band Played On Science and Social Differentiation Science & Technology vis--vis Ethics: Tension and Integration and Consultation for persuasive presentation

Lecture 8

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Lecture 9 Lecture 10 Tutorial 9

Tutorial 10 Alternative Class Tutorial 11 Presentation of Persuasive Outputs OUTPUT # 5: PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION No Classes Holy Week- Maundy Thursday Lecture 11 Objectivity and Scientific Knowledge Production Video: House (Three Stories: Season 1, Episode 21) (N.B.: Question for Integrative Essay # 2 should be given to class by the Tutor)

28 April 2

Tutorial 12 Exercise on Subjectivity Activity: Illusion pictures and the demotion of Pluto OUTPUT # 6: INTEGRATIVE ESSAY #2 due No Classes Araw ng Kagitingan Lecture 12 OUTPUT # 7: INSIGHT ESSAY due Consultation on preliminary grades

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REFERENCES Casti, J. (1990). Paradigms lost: Tackling the unanswered questions of science. LA: Harper Perennial. Conner, C.D. (2005). A peoples history of science: Miners, midwives, and low mechanics. New York: Nation Books. Erasga, D.S. (2010). When story becomes theory: Storytelling as sociological theorizing. Asia Pacific Social Science Review, 10 (1), 21-38. Gribbin, J. (2002). The scientists: A history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors. New York: Random House. . (2007). The fellowship: Gilbert, Bacon, Harvey, Wren Newton and the story of scientific revolution. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press. Lewis, C.D. (1956). The poets way of knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. McGinn, R. (2002). Science, technology and society. New Jersey: Prentice hall. Morgan, M.H. (2007). Lost history: The enduring legacy of Muslim scientists, thinkers and artists. Washington D.C.: National Geographic. Moser, W. (1993). Literature: a storehouse of knowledge. Epistemocritique, 22 (2/3),126-140. Neubauer, J. (2003). Reflections on the convergence between literature and science. MLN, 118(3), 740-754. Roche, M.W. (2004). Why literature matters in the 21st century. New Haven: Yale University Press. Taylor, C. (1991). The malaise of modernity. Concord: Anansi. ONLINE RESOURCES British Broadcasting Corporation. (2010). The Story of Science. Power, Proof, and Passion. Retrieved March 7, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Science:_Power,_Proof_and_Passion" VIDEO/FILMS And the Band Played on (Roger Spottiswoode, 1993) Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007) House (Three Stories, Season 1, Episode 21, 2009)

CLASS POLICIES 1. Students must be members of the SOCTEC1 Facebook Acct- Soctec1 DLSU - to access the course materials /resources, other related information and class announcements. 2. Use of cell phones, IPods, PSPs and similar gadgets are NOT allowed during class. 3. Rules regarding attendance and dress codes apply as part of the house rules. 4. Attendance will be checked every meeting by the class beadle. As a rule, two lates (tardiness) constitute 1 absence. Students are only allowed to incur 5 unexcused absences. 5. Outputs including written reports and short essay (if any) shall be submitted one week AFTER the presentation. 6. If a student is requested to leave the room, s/he must report to the Discipline Office and follow the procedure regarding class offenses. 7. Neither rounding-off of final points nor request for additional points will be entertained.

Approved by:

Dr. ROMEO B. LEE Chair, Behavioral Sciences Department

Dr. DOMINADOR BOMBONGAN JR. Dean, College of Liberal Arts