NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society
U1HH 2010 PA
Vaughan, David K.
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: Rudi Volti, Society and Technological Change, 6th ed. (New York: Worth Publishers, 2009). Abbreviated as in schedule as STC
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s educational philosophy is to establish an atmosphere of interaction in the classroom and to encourage interest and inquiry towards the subject.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Students will be required to complete the following course assignments: midterm and final exam; course report; homework assignments; and class participation.
Grading: Course grades will be calculated from scores obtained on the following course assignments: midterm and final exam (30% each); course report (20%); homework assignments (15%) (5 x 3%); and class participation (5%). Students will complete a 4-6 page paper. Assignments are graded with numerical scores according to the following scale: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = below 60. Final grades are based on the weighted average of grades received on all course assignments.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments or tests completed late will be penalized 10% of the earned grade unless lateness is the result of excused absence. Excused absences must be supported by written documentation signed by official approving authority.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class sessions will consist of a combination of lecture, class discussions, and in-class exercises. Students are expected to arrive promptly and remain in class for the full period of class time. Excused absences must be supported by written documentation signed by official approving authority. If no written documentation is provided, absence will be considered unexcused. According to Park University policy, two consecutive unexcused absences or three total unexcused absences will result in administrative withdrawal from the course with a grade of “F.” Students should notify the instructor if they expect to be absent from class, and they should arrange to obtain information and instructions that were given out during their absence. Plagiarism (the intentional use of the work of others without appropriate acknowledgement) will result in a failing grade. Cell phones and pagers should be turned off while class is in session.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 08 June Introduction STC, Ch 1, 4
Definitions of science and technology
15 June Technology and Change STC, Ch 2, 3, 5
22 June Technology and Work STC, Ch 9, 10, 11
Electricity and the electric light
29 June Technology, Energy, STC, Ch 6, 7, 8
26 June Midterm Examination
Technology and STC, Ch 12, 13
03 July Technology and Warfare STC, Ch 14, 15
10 July Organizational Control STC, Ch. 16, 17,
of Technology 18
The uses of technology
24 July Final Examination Review Chapters Course report due
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