1. Choose an example of modern technology (i.e. from 1900 onwards) and discuss its development and/or use in relation to questions of risk.
2. Choosing a suitable example of technology discuss its development and use in relation to Ulrich Beck’s idea that society can be considered as a laboratory for modern technology.
3. Critically examine the argument that gender is an important issue in understanding technology.
4. Find an example of a debate or controversy surrounding a particular technology and use the concepts of interpretative flexibility and relevant social groups (from SCOT) to discuss some of the different perspectives on its past, current and/or future development.