English 214 Study Sheet One for American Pastoral Reading Assignment (week 1) You are to read Philip Roth's American Pastoral in full by this Friday, May 20th. Study Sheet One will cover Part 1 of the novel (pp. 3-113) Study Sheet Two (supplied Wedn
STS 101 Chapter 9
Hr Test 3 Review
(1) What was the social impact of introducing new machinery in the workplace during the Industrial Revolution? What was the impact of the assembly line on worker's sense of personal fulfillment? (2)
Hr Test 2 Review
Chapter 5 (1) What is the real story behind inventions that are typically attributed to American ingenuity such as jet airplanes, television, radios, and the atomic bomb? How does this relate to the concept of
Hour Test 1 Study Guide
(1) Why do some people believe that we never went to the moon? (2) Why is there a mistrust of scientists, and the scientific process? (3) If we mistrust science, why do we spend so much money on it? (4)
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Basic STS Concepts
STS and you
According to the general education guidelines, the objective of the new STS requirement is: Students will study interactions among the natural sciences, technology, and society.
Obviously, one's technol
Rosenberg: The Role of Science in the Innovation Process
A time of change
Coal, steam, iron and refrigeration
Industrial Revolution involved mixing old and entirely new technologies
The reason for STS 101
Science as the main innovater?
Technology = Progress?
Technology = Progress?
And the result?
You mean all is not well?
Need a guru?
What is progress?
According to John McCarthy, some people evaluate progress in relation to their notion of an ide
Postman The Day Our Children Disappear
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The good, the bad and the ugly
There are two types of essays about the future of education: good news and bad news essays. Good news essays about the future of
Handlin Science and Technology in Popular Culture
Science = Technology?
In this case, technology is the result of science. Can it be the other way around?
conflate 1. To bring together; meld or fuse 2. To combine conjuncti
Chapter 9 Technology & Jobs One widespread reaction to technological change is fear of losing one's job, or of massive unemployment as machines replace workers. Certainly the introduction of advanced technology has increased productivity: in 1900,
The role of energy
An economy based on industrial production is distinguished, first of all, by requirements of large amounts of energy. In pre-industrialized societies, most energy came from human and animal sources and produc
Is this true?
Technological Change = Loss of Jobs If productivity is increased through technology or mechanization, doesn't this imply that you don't need an many workers?
What is Productivity?
Productivity is measured in outp
Technology and Work
Has technology freed us from the rigors of work,
Or has it been the other way around?
Primitive Societies and Work
Specialization is not practiced at least not on the scale that it is done in technological
Medical Technology to the rescue?
The past 300 years have seen dramatic improvements in health care However the positive impact of these advances has been comparatively small
Most of the gains in life span and quali
STS 101 Part 2 Depletion and Energy
Depletion and Technology
What are the connections? Energy Efficiency Alternative technologies Economics
Shifting energy sources
100 Wood Coal
Contribution to total energy consumption (percent)
STS 101 Part 1 Resource use, Depletion and Pollution
Two Basic Problems
Third World Pollution
Atmospheric Pollution global effects
Soil and water Pollution
Pollution and Animals
Diffusion of technology
Diffusion the process by which technology flows from one individual, group, company, and/or country to another
The flow depends on:
(a) who has the bette
What is Science?
Science generally means the state of knowing or possessing knowledge that is sufficiently general, clearly conceptualized, carefully reasoned, systematically organized, critically examined, and empirically tested
Technology and Society
Technological change is a social process What is "social constructivism" (hereafter referred to as SC) ?
knowledge is not purely objective, but is at least partly socially constructed A con
Technology and our Economy
Traditionally, the concept of wealth centered around: Land (ie, natural resources) Labor, and Capital ($)
But this view has altered, as the above factors have not changed (significantly), while our e
Technology is ?
Not just tools, but techniques and new ways of thinking
Technology requires Organization In many cases, it requires an organized system which im
Chapter 15 The control and creation of Technology
Is technology out of control?
Most of us would say "huh", or "what?".
Why is it even a question?
So if everything is hunky-dory, why do we have these recurring themes of technology run am
Chapter 14 How New Weapons Emerge & How They May be Contained
What are the factors determining which weapons are developed? What efforts might be made to control their development?
Action and Reaction
The history of warfa
Chapter 13 The Tools of Destruction
Use of Technology
It remains an open question whether man's ability to produce new technologies has been put to more constructive tasks than destructive ones, as some of the tools of war show more ingenui