VIC302H1: Science Policy


The course focuses on the impact of policy on science and the development and implementation of science-related policy. Topics include science funding and allocation of resources, policies concerning the technological application of scientific discoveries, commercialization of science, and the factors that shape the choice of science-based policies in such areas as healthcare, urban planning, weapons development, or environmental monitoring. The course will consider various science policy frameworks that define the power relationships between the stakeholders: government science policymakers, research and educational institutions, private firms, social media, and NGOs.

Completion of 4.0 credits
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