HST318 - Syllabus (Spring B 2020).pdf - H S T 3 1 8 H I S T O R Y O F E N G I N E E R I N G COURSE INFORMATION Course Number HST 318 Credits 3 Credit

HST318 - Syllabus (Spring B 2020).pdf - H S T 3 1 8 H I S T...

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HST 318: HISTORY OF ENGINEERING COURSE INFORMATION Course Number : HST 318 Credits : 3 Credit Hours Pre-­‐requisites : None This is an online course. You can log into your course via MyASU (), or you may go directly to Canvas (.) INSTRUCTOR CONTACT E mail address : mclark45 @asu.edu Office hours: B y email appointment Instructor Name : Mark Clark Office: Online Instructor OVERVIEW Catalog description : HST 318: History of Engineering This course introduces students to the history of engineering. Our focus will be primarily on the development and practices of engineering in America, but just like American engineers have done throughout history, we will draw on developments in other times and places as well. We will explore questions such as: who were the early American engineers, and where did they learn their engineering skills? Why did American engineers create professional societies in the late nineteenth century? What are the relationships between engineering and science? How have military priorities shaped the practice of engineering over time? Who gets to be an engineer and why are some excluded? A central theme of this course will be the mutual shaping of engineering and society. At each moment in history, the practice of engineering reflects the values, cultures, and institutions of American society. But equally importantly, engineers and the activities they undertake have helped transform American life-­‐-­‐altering the ways people have lived, worked, and played. Engineering is not simply the art of designing and building widgets-­‐-­‐it is part of the social and material fabric of everyday life. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Outline and identify historical milestones in the development of engineering and its connections to social and cultural contexts 2. Discuss the social dimensions of professionalization in engineering 3. Describe the relationships between science and engineering 4. Assess the influence of military institutions on the practices of American engineering 5. Analyze power dynamics and inequalities within engineering Course Time Commitment: This three-­‐credit course requires approximately 135 hours of work. Please expect to spend around 18 hours each week preparing for and actively participating in this course.
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MATERIALS NEEDED REQUIRED TEXTS There are no required texts you need to purchase for this course. All readings will be available via Canvas, public URLs, or the ASU Library web site. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS Desktop or laptop computer with Internet access, current within the last 5 years (Note: Canvas does have an app that can be used with mobile devices, but the app is limited and does not show everything available in the course. Please access Canvas primarily through a desktop or laptop computer.) Web browser updated to the most recent possible version (Note: Internet Explorer does not work reliably with Canvas. Please use a browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera.)
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