Syllabus - HST-318 History of Engineering - 93094.docx - HST-318 History of Engineering#93094 Instructor Dr David Burel Office Hours MWF 1-1:50p Email

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HST-318: History of Engineering* #93094 Instructor: Dr. David Burel Office Hours: MWF 1-1:50p Email: [email protected] Office Room: SANCA 251B - Polytech Course Time: MWF 2-2:50p Course Room: PRLTA310 - Polytech Course Description: The history of engineering from the earliest record to modern times, examining the social, cultural, and economic effects on society. Course Overview: The course will challenge students to consider how engineering and technological decisions have been integral to the courses of human societies throughout history, how engineering as a profession has developed and professionalized, and consider how historical knowledge can directly promote more carefully considered engineering choices in the present. In short, this course is both the history of engineers in knowing the profession’s origins and a history for engineers in providing historical foundations to unpin future choices about technology. It will achieve these aims through a mixture of lecture, course reading, and student research and writing. This course is designated as fulfilling the “L” or Literacy and Critical Inquiry requirements at ASU. Therefore, substantive research, analysis, and writing is required to successfully complete this course. Writing assignments are an integral part of this class and will need to be taken seriously by all students who enroll. Although undoubtedly focus on the concerns of engineers, this course is designed to approachable and relevant to a wide-range of students from all disciplines. Student Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students will be able to: - Describe the History of Engineering from pre-history to the present - Analyze the effects of engineering and technical knowledge of human societies - Understand how engineer disasters occur and might be prevented - Demonstrate research skills with both primary and secondary sources - Write and speak clearly on topics of student research Course Assessment and Grading: Assignment Weighting: * Enrolling in this class means that you have read, understood, and accepted the policies described in this document. In the event of a disagreement in interpreting a course policy, the instructor’s interpretation is paramount and binding. You have the right to withdraw if you do not accept these policies. *** This is a dynamic syllabus and subject to change ***
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Class Activities 10% Reading Reactions 10% In Class Canvas Tests 25% Civilization Engineering Analysis (Paper I) 25% Historical Artifact Project (Paper II) 30% Grading Scale: A+ 97%+ A <97-94% A- <94-90% B+ < 90-87% B <87-84% B- <84-80% C+ <80-77 C <77-70% D <70-60% E <60-0% Class Activities & Attendance: Regularly attending class is vital to receiving a good grade in this class. Students are expected to come to class daily, remain attentive, and participate in discussions and activities. There will be no provision made to make up a class activity for students who miss one without an excused absence [see below]. Class activities will be completed in class at any during class and students must be present to receive points. These activities
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