NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society
S2G 2009 GR
Venaccio, Michael G.
B.S., Biology, Manhattan College, 1968M.A, Management and Supervision, CMU, 1981
Park University Resident Center, Grand Forks AFB
As arranged by instructor and student
March 23 to May 17, 2009
Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:45 - 7:25 PM
“SOCIETY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE” Fifth Edition, By Rudi Volti, Worth Publishers, 2005
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of application of theory and principles learned in the classroom. The goal is for the student to apply the knowledge gained to real-world situations in areas such as work. To do this effectively, the student will understand the significance of the relationships between science and technology and the utilization of them by society.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Your final grade will be determined using a combination of class attendance and participation, a research paper on a course topic, research, preparation and presentation of a position debate based on course topics and a final examination, which may be a take-home.
Class participation and attendance………………………………….15%
A 10 page research paper on a course topic………………. ……...25%
Research, preparation and presentation of debate position…………25%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due no later than the end of the semester, unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor, and then only for good reasons, such as deployments, TDY’s, sickness, etc.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The class environment and conduct will be based on the essential principle of mutual respect for fellow students and the instructor. Additionally, in the event you must miss a class session, it is required that you notify the instructor either directly by phone or e-mail, or through the Park University Office at the Base Education Center.
The following schedule is provided to enable you to pace yourself in completing the required readings and assignments:
March 24/26 Chapters 1, 2 & 3, Course Overview, Introduction and Assignments
March 31/April2 Chapters 4, 5 & 6
April 7/9 Chapters 7 & 8
April 14/16 Chapters 9, 10 & 11
April 21/23 Chapters 12 & 13
April 28/30 Chapters 14 & 15
May 5/7 Chapters 16 & 17
May 12 Student Debates
May 14 Final Exam/All course Assignment Due
NOTE: This schedule is approximate and may be changed in the event of military exercises. If you will miss any class sessions, please advise me.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:3/9/2009 3:29:37 PM