Sociology 2120, Fall 2016, Assignment #1
Due date: Friday, Sept. 30
This assignment can be submitted electronically using the course website dropbox. You will
find this under the Assessments>Dropbox link.
Read History and Momentum (chapter one of R. Pool,
Technology, Science and Society
Outlines of Introductory lectures, Fall 2016
A. Conceptualization of technology
a system based on the application of knowledge, manifested in physical
objects and organizational forms, for the attainment of spec
Section 2: Technological Determinism & The Social Shaping of Technology
A. Technological Determinism
The technological determinism perspective: Does technology drive social
1. What is Technological determinism?
Seeking mono-causal expla