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IDS 403 - Technology and Society

Course guide developed specifically for IDS 403 to help support the research and learning processes.


If you were researching the Endeavour and Mae Jemison through the Humanities lens, you would think about how this topic relates to or has impacted human action or work. Consider the following questions that are reflective of humanities centric thought:

  • What role models or heroes did Jemison’s achievement reflect in terms of explorers, writers, leaders, and others who came before her?  Who and what inspired her ambitions?
  • How has Jemison's and the Endeavor's legacy found expression in art, music, literature, entertainment and other humanistic fields in the time since her achievement?
  • How did the successful completion of the Endeavor's mission impact life for people on Earth?

To learn more about how space exploration relates human action, watch Space Exploration This link opens in a new window on Kanopy.

video screen grab: Space Exploration

Suggested Databases

The list of databases below are some options that you can look through for topics related to Jemison and the humanities. Before searching, let's strategize on constructing a few example searches.

Keywords and search strings might include:

  • Mae Jemison AND exploration
  • space exploration AND women AND art
  • pioneers AND Space AND (achievement OR legacy)
  • Endeavour AND Technolog*