Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseNS 304 Science, Technology, and SocietySemesterS1M 2010 CHFacultyDurham, Alicia KramerTitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesBS in BiologyMA in Anthropologycompleting MEd in Adult EducationDaytime Phone252-727-9385E-MailAlicia.Durham@park.eduADurham@ec.rr.comSemester DatesJanuary 11, 2010 to March 7, 2010Class Days-M-W---Class Time4:45 - 7:15 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: Society, and Technological Change 6th edition by Rudi VoltiAdditional Resources: eCompanion -- www.parkonline.orgMcAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society (MLL) Relationship between science, technology,and society. Topics include: the two cultures, the relationship between basic science and technology, the effects of technology upon society, and possible future technologies. 3:0:3Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesExplain concepts of how and why science works and the many ways that science and technology affect our lives.Define and explain the processes of science and scientific inquiry.Discuss and illustrate relevant impacts of science and technology on individual lives, professions, and the global society.Demonstrate the analytical and critical thinking skills essential to making informed judgments and informed choices regarding science and technology.Analyze and determine statements that are based on science versus those that are not.Core Assessment: Class Assessment: Debates, presentations, quizzes, class discussions, and final exam.Grading:
8 Quizzes at 10 points each
8 Weeks of Class Participation 10 points each
7 Debates at 20 points each
NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society
S1M 2010 CH
Durham, Alicia Kramer
BS in BiologyMA in Anthropologycompleting MEd in Adult Education
January 11, 2010 to March 7, 2010
4:45 - 7:15 PM
Textbook: Society, and Technological Change 6th edition by Rudi Volti
Additional Resources: eCompanion -- www.parkonline.org
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Debates, presentations, quizzes, class discussions, and final exam.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Class Projects are due the following class session after they are assigned and may be e-mailed. Extensions are granted with sufficient cause and advanced notice.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please turn off your cell phone ringer while in class. Mind you, violation of this protocol will demand punishment -- though one that clearly does not infringe on your eighth amendment rights. If someones cell phone rings during class, the offender must buy snacks for everyone next class period.
Volti Ch 1 & 2
Rational Thought, Culture, & History
King Day (no class)
research your historical technology
Quiz # 1 online
Volti Ch 3 & 4
Debate # 1
Volti Ch 5 & 6
Diffusion & Technological Affects
Quiz # 2 online
Volti Ch 5 & 6
Diffusion & Technological Affects
Should DDT be banned worldwide?
Debate # 2
Volti Ch 7 & 8
Technology & Medicine
Quiz # 3 online
Is it Ethical to Clone Human Cells?
Debate # 3
Volti Ch 9, 10, & 11
Technology & Work
Quiz # 4 online
Should the World’s Libraries be Digitized?
Debate # 4
Volti Ch 12 & 13
Technology & Communication
Quiz # 5 online
Does the Internet Strength Social Connections?
Debate # 5
Volti Ch 14 & 15
Technology & War
Quiz # 6 online
Is it Time to Revive Nuclear Power?
Debate # 6
Video: The Fog of War
Volti Ch 16, 17, & 18
Technology & Governing
Quiz # 7 online
Should Society Act Now to Halt Global Warming?
Final Exam Due by March 7
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