M.S. PROGRAM IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY STUDIES
The graduate program in "Science and Technology Policy Studies" (METU-STPS) is designed to equip students with necessary know-how in economic, social and cultural policy-making as well as endowing them with scholarly approaches to the question concerning modern science and technology. It aims to deal with economic, social-cultural, philosophical, ethical, environmental as well as engineering aspects of today's information-based economy and society.
Modern science and technology has evolved to such a degree of complexity that calls for appropriate policies which can no longer be formulated adequately within the matrix of any single discipline. In order to match that level of complexity, truly multi-disciplinary approaches are required in addressing emergent policy issues. As expected, similar graduate programs have recently been designed in other countries. By encouraging both curiosity-driven and applied interdisciplinary research in science and technology, the METU-STPS, too, aims at preparing its students towards engaging in not merely theoretical but empirical issues as well. Graduates will be qualified to work in technology and research-oriented organizations in government and industry or in universities.
The STPS Program welcomes students who are interested in the interdisciplinary study of science and technology, and who hold an undergraduate degree in any field. All applicants are expected to fill out an application form, together with an essay on any subject (it may be a term paper previously submitted for a course, for example), and transcripts.
Fields of Study :
Technological, economic, social-cultural, philosophical, ethical, environmental as well as engineering aspects of today's information-based economy and society.
Akşit, Bahattin (METU/Sociology): B.S., METU; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Technology , Child Labour and Street Children, Psycho-Social Aspects of Disaster Management, Rural Structural Transformations, Social Change and Cleavage in Towns and Cities, Sociology of Agriculture and Irrigation, Sociology of Middle East
Eraydin, Ayda (METU/City and Regional Planning): B.Arch., M. Arch., METU; Ph.D., ITU.
City and Regional Planning
Erkip, Nesim (METU/Industrial Engineering): B.S., METU; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University.
Inventory Theory, Modern Manufacturing Systems, Science and Technology Policies
Ertan, Bülent (METU/Electrical-Electronic Engineering): B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Leeds.
Optimum Design of Electrical Machines , High Voltage Resonant Load Power Supplies, Solar Electric Conversion, Vector Controlled Drives
İnam, Ahmet(METU/Philosophy): B.S., METU; Ph.D., Istanbul University
Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Ethics
Nalbantoğlu, Hasan Ünal (METU/Sociology): B.S., METU; Post- Graduate Diploma, University College; Ph.D, Hacettepe University.
Sociology of Knowledge, Sociology of Technology
Şenses, Fikret (METU/Economics): B.A., University of Warwick; M.A., University of Lancaster; Ph.D., London School of Economics.
International Trade and Commercial Policy, Development Economics, Applied Macroeconomics with Special Reference to the Turkish Economy, Labor Markets in Developing Countries, Poverty and Social Exclusion, Economics Education
Kepenek, Yakup (METU/Economics): B.S., Ankara University; Ph.D., New York University.
Economic Development , Economic Growth, Technology
Taymaz, Erol (METU/Economics): B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.
Economics of Technology and Innovation , Science, Technology and Innovation Policies, Simulation Modeling, Small Business Economics, Technology Foresight, Technology Management
Aközer, Emel (METU/Architecture): B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU.
Architecture, Ethics and Aesthetics, Theory and Criticism in Architecture
Erdil, Erkan (METU/Economics): B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Universiteit Maastricht.
Labor Economics, Economics of Technology, Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Information and Uncertainty, Human Resources Management
Geray, Haluk (Ankara University/Political Sciences): B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ankara University.
Information and Communication Technology Policy, Media and Society
Sayın, Erol (METU/Industrial Engineering): B.S., METU; M.S., Ph.D., Ankara University.
Technology Management , Organizational Management/Reengineering, Decision Support Systems, Local Governments, Management Information Systems
Somel, Cem (METU/Economics): B.S., M.S., Istanbul University; Ph.D., Ankara University.
Macroeconomics, Economic Development, Globalization
Üstüner, Yılmaz (METU/Political Science and Public Adm.): B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Administrative Reform , Organizational Theory, Theory of Public Administration
Öcal, Nadir (METU/Economics): B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Manchester.
Economic Growth, Econometrics
Tarhan, Belkıs (Başkent University): B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Social Theory, Sociology of Knowledge, Cultural Studies, Science and Technology Studies
Hoşgör(Gündüz), Ayşe (METU/Sociology): B.A., M.A., METU; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario.
Sociology of Development, Gender Issues, Social Stratification and Mobility, Methodology of Social Research Techniques, Application of Statistics in Social Sciences
Çakmur, Barış (METU/Political Science and Public Administration): B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Mass Communication , Political Economy of Culture, Political Theory, Media and Cultural Studies
Karadeli, Cem (METU/ History): B.A., M.S., METU; Ph.D. University of Glasgow.
The Cold War Era, History of Civilization, Modernization, Legitimacy, Political Regime Change, British History
STPS 501 History of Science and Technology
STPS 503 Political Economy of Science and Technology
STPS 505 Knowledge, Science and Technology in the Information Age
STPS 510 Systems of Innovation
STPS 521 Technology and Work Organization
STPS 522 Technology and Corporate Strategy
STPS 524 ICT: Socioeconomic and Regulatory Issues
STPS 531 Intellectual Property Rights and Regulation
STPS 532 Intellectual Property Rights and Regulation II
STPS 542 Art, Technology and Visual Culture
STPS 543 Recent Trends in Science and Technology Policy Making
STPS 544 Technosphere, Environment and Culture
STPS 546 Megascience: An appraisal of policy issues
STPS 547 Introduction to Information Network Security
STPS 548 Managing Information Technology: Policies And Standards
STPS 550 New Economy: Impacts and Applications
STPS 560 Seminar in New Technologies
STPS 590 Social Science Aspects of Innovation
ECON 451 Industrial Economics
ECON 454 Economics of Regulation and Antitrust
ECON 642 Technology, Growth and Development
ECON 644 National Systems of Innovation
STPS 589 Term project
STPS 599 Pro-Thesis Seminar İn STPS
EE 710 Electricity Trading
BA 4111 Managing Technology and Innovation
PHIL 522 Studies in History of Science II
PHIL 516 Philosophy of Technology II
PHIL 515 Philosophy of Technology
ADM 570 Political Economy of Communication
RP 534 Changing Economic and Political Structure
SOC 442 Sociology of Science and Technology
SOC 643 Advanced Issues in the Sociology of Knowledge
ARC 715 Principles of Universal Design