STS 2501

STS 2501

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Investigates the social, technical, political, and economic history of technology in Europe and the United States from the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century to the present. Topics include industrialization, modernization, and globalization. We study such themes as the government's promotion and regulation of technology; gender, race, and labor issues; and the relationship between technological and social change.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

Outcomes
  • An appreciation of the historical development of the engineering profession and the role of professional societies in promoting codes of ethics.
  • Increased skill in oral and written communication.
  • Awareness of the complex relationship between technological changes introduced by engineers and large social changes (e.g. mechanization of the workplace and home, urbanization, consumerism, and environmental degradation).
  • Awareness of current issues such the regulation of telecommunications and the Internet, environmental concerns, and government promotion of technology.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ECE 2500ENGRG 2500HIST 2500

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8516STS 2501  LEC 001

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  • 16370STS 2501  DIS 201

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