Syllabus HUM 110 Fall 2010

Syllabus HUM 110 Fall 2010 - SYLLABUS HUM 110 TECHNOLOGY...

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SYLLABUS HUM 110 TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (3 CREDIT HOURS) ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION PREREQUISITES: Eng 090 and Rdg 090 or placement scores (Any student who has not met the pre-requisites may not remain registered for this class.) SEMESTER: FALL 2010 INSTRUCTOR: LINDA HILL OFFICE: PLM 270J OFFICE HOURS : MWF 10:00-10:50 AM; TTh 11:00 – 11:50 AM OFFICE PHONE: 919 - 866-5227 E-MAIL: [email protected] DEPARTMENT HEAD: STEVEN HILL COURSE DESCRIPTION This course considers technical change from historical, artistic and philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of technological change. Upon completion, students should be able to critically evaluate the implications of technology on society. TEXTS: Technology in Western Civilization, Vol. I, The Emergence of Modern Industrial Society Earliest Times to 1900. Kranzberg, Melvin, and Pursell, Jr., Carroll W., eds. Oxford University Press, 1967. (ONLINE TEXTBOOK) Technology and American Society . Cross, Gary and Szostak, Rick. Prentice Hall,2005. I. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of the course, the learner will be able to: Identify major technological innovations and inventors throughout history Understand and appreciate the ways in which technology has influenced the direction and development of societies from ancient times to the present Analyze the cultural and philosophical characteristics of these developments Correlate the relationships of historical technological changes in societies from ancient times to the present Explain and exemplify these correlations, in well-written, well-organized essays and oral presentations Detect correspondence between technology and its effects on his or her own 21 st century life 1
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II. INSTITUTIONAL VALUES /QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN GOAL Wake Technical Community College strives to become a living model for students to emulate – a model built upon our core institutional values. In keeping with the college’s mission statement, this course will promote Wake Tech’s core institutional values: Respect —Instructor and students will foster an environment that is respectful of everyone in the classroom. Responsibility —Instructor and students will foster an environment that actively promotes taking responsibility for one’s actions and obligations. Critical Thinking —Instructor and students will strive actively to improve the critical thinking skills of Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation—both in academics and in everyday actions. Communication —Instructor and students will strive actively to ensure clear understanding in both written and oral communications. Collaboration
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