STS 250 FA07_Syllabus

STS 250 FA07_Syllabus - ENGRG/ECE/STS/HIST 250 Technology...

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ENGRG/ECE/STS/HIST 250 Technology in Society ( Fall 2007) MWF 10:10-11:00 Professor Ronald Kline 219 Phillips Hall 394 Rhodes Hall [email protected] Office Hours : Wed., 2:30-4:00, or by appointment. Required Texts Robert Friedel, A Culture of Improvement: Technology and the Western Millennium . MIT Press, 2007. Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 (1845). Willa Cather, Alexander’s Bridge (1912). Harold Loeb, Life in a Technocracy: What It Might Be Like (1933). . Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968). Course Work (Percentage of Grade) Four essays, 4-5- pages each (20% each). Weekly reading responses and participation in discussion section (20%). Course Schedule (There is a Discussion Section every Monday, unless otherwise noted.) Friday Aug. 24 Introduction Reading : Friedel, chap. 1. Week 1 Aug. 27-31 Chinese Origins of European Technology; Engineering in the Renaissance Reading : Friedel, chaps. 5-8. Week 2
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