Syllabus[1] - Technology, Society and CultureCourse...

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Technology, Society and Culture—Course Syllabus Course : HUMN-432W Term : Summer 2010, Session B Credit Hours : 3 Contact Hours : 4 Meeting Hours : Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:50 p.m., Room 127. Class activities will last the full meeting time, so please plan accordingly. Instructor : R. Preissle, Ph.D., Senior Professor Office : Suite 130 E-mail : rpreissle@devry.edu Phone : 257-4605 Office Hours : 5:00 to 6:00 Thursday and Friday, and by appointment. During office hours, look for me in the main computer lab near the front entrance. Required Text : Society, Ethics, and Technology th ed., available at Follett Bookstore on main campus, and in used copies via the Internet. Course Description Technology, Society and Culture is an interdisciplinary course that takes a liberal arts/social sciences approach to technology and functions as a capstone for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. It investigates the relationship between society, culture and technology through readings, reflection, research, and reports. The course identifies conditions that have promoted technological development and assesses the social, political, environmental, cultural, and economic effects of current technology. Issues of control and ethical considerations in the use of technology are primary. Discussion, as well as written reports, draws together students’ prior learning in both specialty and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences courses. Prerequisite: ENGL-135 and upper division standing . If OSS allowed you to register for the course without these two prerequisites, you’re likely to find the course extremely challenging (and it is to begin with very challenging), and should consider another course until you’ve satisfied the prerequisites . Course Requirements and Weights As the capstone course in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, HUMN-432 requires you to complete a wide variety of assignments totaling a possible 1,000 points. They include: 1) Two exams, not comprehensive 300 points Between the two exams, your higher score counts 175, and your lower score 125. 2) Four reading quizzes, no drops, 25 points each 100 total
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3) Five article sets, no drops, 10 points each set 50 total 4) Three analysis papers, equally weighted, no drops 100 total 5) Twenty-one threaded discussion postings, equally weighted, 100 total no drops (3 postings per week) 6) Group research paper 150 total 7) Group research paper presentation 100 total 8) Class attitude, engagement, and participation 100 total 1,000 points The exams are essay exams asking you to respond to a total of 12 terms or phrases from a list of 24. The terms and phrases will be significant ones from the text readings and lectures, and your essay response will define/identify/describe the term or phrase, discuss its history, and give examples of its importance and application in the context of technology, society and culture. The final exam is not comprehensive.
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