Science and technology

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Science and technology is an interdisciplinary topic encompassing science, technology, and their interactions:

  • Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of explanations and predictions about nature and the universe. It is the study of nature and behaviour of the physical and natural world through the scientific method.
  • It is defined as the observation, identification, description, experimental, investigation, and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena.
  • Technology is the collection of techniques and processes used in the production of goods or services or the accomplishment of objectives such as scientific investigation.
  • Technology refers to methods, systems, and devices which are the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes.

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Studies of science and technology often include their interaction with society.

The history of science and technology examines how humanity's understanding of science and technology has changed over the centuries.

As academic fields, science and technology are often grouped with engineering and mathematics, as the STEM fields.

Science and Technology Studies (STS)[edit]

Science and technology studies give insight into the understanding and knowledge of technology, science, and knowledge from the viewpoint of the humanities and the social sciences. Throughout the course of study, students will become familiar with amendments of social and cultural analyses of modern science and technology in interaction with social, political, economical, and cultural processes of change.

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